Panama papers: Reprieve for Nawaz Sharif, SC order JIT probe

nawazThe Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the formation of a joint investigation team to probe prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family in connection with the Panama papers case. A five-judge bench comprising Justices Asif Saeed Khosa, Gulzar Ahmed, Ejaz Afzal Khan, Azmat Saeed and Ijazul Ahsan delivered a 3-2 split verdict in the matter.

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Why Nawaz Sharif was kept in the dark on Jadhav’s death sentence

nawazThe Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict by a military court in Pakistan is a pointer to how things work in Pakistan. The all powerful Pakistan army went ahead and sentenced Jadhav to death and the Prime Minister of the country, Nawaz Sharif was totally unaware of it.

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Heart of Asia Summit- How India plans on cornering Pakistan

sartaj_azizNew Delhi, Dec 3 The Heart of Asia summit gets underway and all the focus would be on the visit by Sartaj Aziz, the strategist and advisor to Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif.
Aziz will be attending the summit on Sunday and India says that there is no bi-lateral that is on the anvil.

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Trump rings Sharif- Has America’s relationship with India and Pakistan been upturned?

trumpIslamabad, Dec 2: The you are a terrific guy comment by Donald Trump while referring to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had many heads turning.

Many news outlets described Trump’s call to Sharif as something that may have upturned America’s relationship with both India and Pakistan.

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Trump calls Pakistanis intelligent people, Nawaz Sharif a terrific guy

trumpNew York, Dec 1: In a phone call made to the Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, US president elect, Donald Trump, has said that he is ready to play any role to resolve the country’s problems.
Trump also praised the people of Pakistan by saying the country is amazing with tremendous opportunities” and “Pakistanis are one of the most intelligent people”.

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You are too cool about Kashmir, Hafiz Saeed tells Pakistan

hafizsaeedBengaluru, Nov 5: Lashkar-e-Taiba chief, Hafiz Saeed has accused the Pakistan government of being too cool about the Kashmir issue. Response by the Nawaz Sharif government is too cool about the Kashmir issue, Saeed said.
According to a report in the Dawn, Saeed said that there is no value in just issuing statements in favour of the Kashmir people. “Instead offer full and practical support,” Saeed says.

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Is Pakistan readying for a soft coup?

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General Raheel Sharif

Bengaluru, Nov 3: The muscle power being displayed on the border is a desperate attempt by the Pakistan army to lift its sagging morale.

This coupled with the decision of the Supreme Court which ordered a probe into the Nawaz Sharif link to the Panama papers has only made things interesting in Pakistan ahead of November 23, the day General Raheel Sharif the chief of the Pakistan army is due to retire.

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Fearing isolation, Pakistan govt tells military to act against terrorists

nawazjpgIslamabad, Oct 6: Worried about being isolated internationally, the Nawaz Sharif government has reportedly told the army and the ISI to act against the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad.
At a meeting held in an undisclosed location Sharif is said to have told the army and ISI that they need to crack down on terrorists, failing which Pakistan could be isolated internationally.

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Interview: Time for clandestine operations in Pakistan

modi-sharif-lIn the midst of all the debates about the talks between Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif, Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan respectively, there are certain key points one must take a note of. Will only talking help? The answer is no.

Talks could help to a certain extent, but the issue of Kashmir will be a difficult one to solve. It is a fact that Pakistan army officers who are ready to serve in Pakistan occupied Kashmir are paid double the salary their counterparts get.

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Indo-Pak talks on ISIS next week

INDIAPAKISTANFLAGSTORYPrime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to raise with his Pakistan counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, the growth of the ISIS in the Afghanistan-Pakistan area.
The issue of concern to India since there are intelligence bureau reports which suggest that 4 out of the 16 Indian youth who have joined the ISIS may be fighting in the Afghanistan region for the ISIS which calls itself the al-Khorasan.

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