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British govt should probe Avenfield property of Sharif family: Transparency Intl

LONDON: Transparency International has asked the British government to investigate the Avenfield property of Sharif family. Transparency International’s Director of Policy Duncan Hames asked that how can a publicly elected leader has so much money that he build a house in such a posh area of London. Hames went on to say that Sharif family…

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Nawaz, Maryam all set for Pakistan return

LONDON: Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz will return to Pakistan from Britain on Sunday. The members of the Sharif family were visiting Begum Kulsoom Nawaz who was being treated for throat cancer at a London hospital. They will arrive via international flight. “I am not like Pervez Musharraf who would run away from…

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Nawaz concerned over ‘curbs on freedom of media and speech’

LONDON: Curbs on freedom of media and speech in Pakistan are source of concern, said former PM Nawaz Sharif. “You can’t air some of the things that I am going to say,” said PML-N chief. “This did not even happen in martial laws.” He was referring to a Lahore High Court’s decision, directing electronic media…

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PM Abbasi, Nawaz Sharif discuss key political matter in London

LONDON: Key political affairs were discussed by Prime Minister Abbasi and PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif in London on Saturday. According to our correspondent, the meeting was also joined by former finance minister Ishaq Dar, who is in London nowadays and facing corruption cases at home. Cases against the Sharif family and some important party matters…

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PM Abbasi meeting Nawaz Sharif in London today

LONDON: Prime Minister Abbasi and Nawaz Sharif will meet today (Saturday) to discuss important party matters.  According to details, Nawaz Sharif has arrived at Hussain Nawaz’s office in London to meet the prime minister. Prime Minister Abbasi is expected to brief Nawaz on the government’s agenda till May 31. Both leaders are also expected to…

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Court rejects one week exemption plea of Nawaz, Maryam

ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court has rejected a plea seeking seven-day exemption for Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam from personal appearance in Avenfield properties reference. Nawaz Sharif and Maryam departed for London on Wednesday to visit ailing Kulsoom Nawaz. Kulsoom Nawaz has been undergoing cancer treatment in London for last few months. Her sons Hassan…

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Career will be over if fail to beat Phil Lo Greco, admits Amir Khan

LONDON: Amir Khan is looking forward to riding the wave of interest in British boxing generated by the likes of world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua when he fights in the UK for the first time in five years. Khan faces Phil Lo Greco of Canada in Liverpool on Saturday 23 months after he was beaten…

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Judiciary won’t influence outcome of Pakistan’s general election: interior minister

LONDON: Pressure from Pakistan’s judiciary won’t influence the outcome of upcoming general elections this year, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Wednesday, adding he hoped the election would be free and fair. Earlier this month, Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualified deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party from holding…

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Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz depart for London

Former PM Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, departed Wednesday for London to visit Kulsoom Nawaz, who has been hospitalised again. The Sharif family is facing corruption references at an accountability court. Before leaving for London, Maryam told media that they will return a day before their next hearing if the court does…

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PM in London to attend Commonwealth Heads of Govt Meeting

LONDON: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has arrived in London to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting beginning today. At the airport, the prime minister was received by senior officials of the Britain government and Pakistan High Commissioner to United Kingdom Syed Ibne Abbas. The CHOGM-2018 will provide an opportunity to highlight the progress…

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Nawaz, Maryam leaving Pakistan to visit ailing Kulsoom

LAHORE: PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif will depart for London on Wednesday to visit his ailing wife, Kulsoom Nawaz. According to Sharif family spokesman, Maryam Nawaz will also accompany her father to London. Maryam Nawaz in a tweet has asked her followers to pray for her mother’s health. “My mother is hospitalized again. Please remember her…

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UK designer Christopher Raeburn transforms the unexpected

After a childhood building tree houses and robots, British designer Christopher Raeburn has made a career out of transforming unusual materials — including parachutes — into clothes ready for the catwalk. More than a decade since graduating from London’s prestigious Royal College of Art, Raeburn has made a name for himself with streetwear fit for…

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UK’s Harry and Meghan pick fashion favorite for wedding flowers

LONDON: Britain’s Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle have chosen a London florist beloved of the fashion industry to arrange the flower decorations for their wedding in late spring, Kensington Palace said on Sunday. Philippa Craddock, whose client list includes designer Alexander McQueen and British Vogue magazine, will use seasonal blooms from around…

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Maryam Nawaz congratulates parents over 47th marriage anniversary

Maryam Nawaz congratulated his parents over their 47th marriage anniversary Tuesday. “My parents celebrated their 47th year of togetherness Masha’Allah. Together or far apart, two hearts beat as one. In sickness & in health,” said Maryam in a tweet earlier today. My parents celebrated their 47th year of togetherness Masha’Allah. Together or far apart, two…

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Maryam filed forged documents: JIT head

ISLAMABAD: Accountability Court Islamabad on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of Avenfield properties reference against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members till Wednesday. In today’s proceedings, prosecution witness and head of JIT Wajid Zia recorded his statement. Judge Muhammad Bashir heard the case. The family of former PM is said to be the…

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Kevin Pietersen to not play PSL 2018 matches in Pakistan

DUBAI: English cricketer Kevin Pietersen said on Saturday that he will not be playing Pakistan Super League matches in Pakistan. “It is with a sorry heart to leave Dubai and going back to London now. Wish I could travel but unfortunately family’s very important family decision and I hope you can respect my decision and…

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Deadly blizzards lash Europe, air travel disrupted

LONDON: Heavy snowfall and deadly blizzards lashed Europe Thursday, forcing airports to cancel or delay flights around the continent, as a deep freeze gripped countries from the far north to the Mediterranean beaches in the south. The snowstorms, unusual for much of Europe at this time of year, left roads blocked, thousands of drivers stranded…

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Watch: Dar speaks on his return to Pakistan

Former finance minister of Pakistan and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) gave a hint about his return to Pakistan while speaking exclusively with SAMAA TV in Lahore.

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The one who accused me of being a pawn used me himself: Reham Khan

Taking a shot indirectly at PTI chief Imran Khan, his former wife Reham said in an interview that the ones who accused her of being used were the ones who ended up using her.  This was stated by Reham Khan during a BBC Urdu interview in which she revealed that people wanted her to take…

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Pakistan is a sovereign state, will not come under pressure: Ahsan Iqbal

LONDON: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Wednesday that Pakistan was a sovereign state that would not come under pressure.  The interior minister made these comments during his talk with the media in London. Ahsan Iqbal said that no other country in the world had rendered as many sacrifices in the war against terrorism…

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Mashal’s father reminds Imran Khan of his promise after ATC verdict

LONDON: Iqbal Khan, father of Mashal Khan, said that he would go to the high court against the acquittal of 26 people in connection with the murder of his son at Abdul Wali Khan University last year. Mashal Khan, a 23-year-old journalism student, was lynched to death by a mob of fellow students at his…

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