Nawaz Sharif

Supreme Court disqualifies Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ruled to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from his position as leader of the country’s government. Friday’s landmark ruling comes after months of hearings in a case instigated by the “Panama Papers” leaks, related to alleged corruption during his previous two terms in office. A five-member[…]

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One dead, 400 injured in Pakistan clashes

One person was killed and more than 400 wounded in clashes between police and protesters in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, hospital officials said Sunday, as a fortnight-long political impasse took a violent turn. The violence, which began late Saturday and continued early Sunday, erupted after around 25,000 people marched from parliament[…]

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Imran Khan leads Pakistan protests

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied Saturday in Pakistan’s capital, defying the pouring rain to demand the prime minister step down in the biggest challenge yet to the country’s government. Imran Khan, a famous cricketer who now leads the country’s third-biggest political bloc, and a fiery anti-government cleric called for the[…]

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