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Former Pakistan PM Sharif sentenced to seven years jail for graft

Islamabad - Former Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to seven years in prison for corruption Monday, state media reported, the latest conviction in a series of allegations which saw him ousted from power last year.

Pakistan mourns death of Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of jailed ex-PM Sharif

Islamabad - Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, died of cancer in London on Tuesday as her husband remains locked up in jail in his home country following his fall from power.

Caged Lion of Punjab: the fall of Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif

Islamabad - Three times he has ruled Pakistan, and three times he has been deposed. Now Nawaz Sharif, the "Lion of Punjab", is being forced to watch the triumph of his great rival Imran Khan from behind bars.

Pakistan ex-PM Sharif heads home to face jail before polls

Lahore - Pakistan authorities locked down parts of Lahore Friday for the return from London of former premier Nawaz Sharif, who faces possible arrest and a 10-year prison sentence ahead of already tense elections his party insists are being rigged.

Ex-PM Sharif heading back to Pakistan despite sentence

London - Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said he would return to Pakistan this week despite being sentenced in absentia to 10 years in prison by a corruption court there.

Pakistan ex-PM Sharif sentenced to 10 years for corruption

Islamabad - Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was sentenced in absentia to 10 years in prison by a corruption court in Islamabad Friday, lawyers said, dealing a serious blow to his party's troubled campaign ahead of July 25 elections.

Pakistan ex-PM Sharif sentenced to 10 years for corruption

Islamabad - Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was sentenced in absentia to 10 years in prison by a corruption court in Islamabad Friday, lawyers said, dealing a serious blow to his party's troubled campaign ahead of July 25 elections.

Pakistan ex-PM Sharif sentenced to 10 years for corruption

Islamabad - Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was sentenced in absentia to 10 years in prison by a corruption court in Islamabad Friday, lawyers said, dealing a serious blow to his party's troubled campaign ahead of July 25 elections.

Pakistan supreme court hands former PM Sharif lifetime ban

Islamabad - Pakistan's supreme court Friday banned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from participating in elections for life, as his embattled ruling party prepares for nationwide polls due later this year.

Ousted Pakistan PM's brother takes charge of ruling party

Islamabad - The brother of ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif formally took charge of the country's ruling party Tuesday, a day after being outmanoeuvred in elections for Senate chairman -- sparking accusations of foul play.

Ex-PM Sharif returns to Pakistan for court hearing

Islamabad - Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif appeared in court on Friday, a day after returning from overseas to face corruption allegations that saw him ejected from office and targeted with an arrest warrant.

Pakistan court issues arrest warrant for ex-PM Sharif

Islamabad - A Pakistani court on Thursday issued arrest warrants for ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, piling more pressure on his ruling party as it seeks a way forward ahead of next year's general election.

Former Pakistan PM Sharif challenges ouster, demands case review

Islamabad - Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has hit back against his ouster by the Supreme Court over corruption allegations, demanding a review of his case.

Former Pakistan PM Sharif rallies crowds as trek ends in Lahore

Lahore - Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told thousands of supporters he would "change the fate of the country" despite being ousted by the Supreme Court, as he ended a four-day procession from Islamabad to Lahore on Saturday.

Convoy of former Pakistan PM Sharif kills boy at rally

Gujranwala - The motorcade of Pakistan's former prime minister hit and killed a 13-year-old boy who had come to a rally Friday at which Nawaz Sharif was protesting his recent ouster, officials said.

Former Pakistan PM Sharif rallies crowds on road to Lahore

Jhelum - Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif continued a slow, defiant procession down the ancient Grand Trunk Road Thursday, inching closer to his eastern stronghold of Lahore in a bid to rally supporters after his ouster.

Three strikes for Pakistan's political survivor Sharif

Islamabad - Pakistan's three-time premier Nawaz Sharif, whose power base earned him the moniker "Lion of Punjab", is a political survivor who has repeatedly roared back to the country's top office.

Pakistan court disqualifies PM Sharif from office

Islamabad - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over long-running corruption allegations, a highly anticipated decision that forces him out of office.

Pakistan PM questioned before anti-graft probe

Islamabad - Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before an anti-corruption investigation commission Thursday, in an ongoing case that has gripped Pakistan and threatened to topple him after the Panama Papers leak last year.

Pakistan PM to appear before anti-graft probe team

Islamabad - Pakistan's prime minister will appear before an anti-corruption investigation commission over allegations against his family, a government minister said Sunday.

Pakistan PM to appear before anti-graft probe team

Islamabad - Pakistan's prime minister will appear before an anti-corruption investigation commission over allegations against his family, a government minister said Sunday.

Pakistan PM to appear before anti-graft probe team

Islamabad - Pakistan's prime minister will appear before an anti-corruption investigation commission over allegations against his family, a government minister said Sunday.

Pakistan PM returns home after surgery in London

Lahore - Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned home from London on Saturday after undergoing successful open heart surgery in the British capital, officials said.

Unscheduled meeting in Pakistan could signal better India ties

Lahore - Nuclear-armed India and Pakistan signaled a possible strengthening of ties Friday when India's prime minister "dropped in" on Pakistan's leader in an unscheduled visit.

India's Modi makes surprise historic visit to Pakistan

Lahore - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise "goodwill" visit to Pakistan on Friday to meet his counterpart Nawaz Sharif, both reaffirming to resume high-level peace talks.

Egypt to bid farewell to film legend Omar Sharif

Cairo - Cinema legend Omar Sharif, who will be forever remembered as the eponymous "Doctor Zhivago", will be buried Sunday in his native Egypt after a funeral service at a Cairo mosque.

Omar Sharif, the eternal 'Doctor Zhivago', dies at 83

Cairo - Egyptian-born film legend Omar Sharif, who died Friday aged 83, captivated audiences worldwide for more than half a century, but will forever be remembered as the eponymous "Doctor Zhivago".

Pakistan PM dismisses political crisis as 'tiny storm'

Islamabad - Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday dismissed a political crisis triggered by protests aimed at unseating his government as "a tiny storm" that would be ended soon.

Pakistani PM calls for US intervention in Kashmir issue

Pakistan's Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, says he believed that United States intervention would be the key to solving the ongoing Kashmir issue between his country and India.

Security assistance between US and Pakistan to be resumed

The United States has plans to provide more than $1.5 billion worth of assistance to Pakistan for the first time since relations between the two countries grew tense following the Navy SEALs' raid into Pakistan which took out Osama Bin Laden.
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