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Pakistan PM’s Family Rejects Findings in Corruption Probe

By Syed Raza Hassan and Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD, July 11 – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family and allies have rejected a damaging report by a judicial body investigating the Pakistani premier’s assets, dismissing as “trash” allegations that the Sharif family has accumulated wealth far above its earnings. The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), set up by

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Pakistani Investigation Committee Report Recommends Filing Reference Against PM

ISLAMABAD: The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), formed to probe the money trail of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family’s offshore properties, submitted its fourth and final report to the Supreme Court today and it recommended the apex court to file reference against the prime minister and his two sons under NAB Ordinance, ARY News reported. According to ARY News

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Pakistan Investigating Shell Contractor’s Tanker Blast That Killed 209

By Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, July 4 – Pakistan’s oil and gas regulator expects the first report this week in an investigation into a tanker explosion involving a Shell Pakistan contractor that killed 209 people, a spokesman for the regulatory authority said on Tuesday. The June 25 explosion took place after the oil tanker went off

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Pakistan Rejects U.S. Sanctions Against Kashmir Militant

ISLAMABAD, June 27 – Pakistan came out in defence of militants fighting Indian security forces in Kashmir on Tuesday, saying it was a legitimate struggle for freedom, after the United States put the head of one of the groups on its list of global terrorists. The U.S. State Department’s designation of Syed Salahuddin, the head

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Pakistan PM Hits Out at ‘Slandering’ of His Family Over Wealth

By Drazen Jorgic and Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, June 15 (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday lashed out at what he called the “slandering” of his family in connection with an investigation of their wealth, and said unidentified people with agendas against him posed a danger to the country. Sharif was speaking after

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Pakistan’s PM Appears Before Panel Investigating Family Wealth

By Drazen Jorgic and Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, June 15 – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before a panel investigating his family’s wealth on Thursday, the first time a Pakistani prime minister has been grilled by an investigative agency. The scrutiny of Sharif has gripped Pakistan, but the investigation – ordered by the Supreme Court –

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“Truck art” Tradition Trundles Along in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, June 13 – They pollute the roads and chug along at a snail’s pace, but to their Pakistani owners the rickety trucks are moving pieces of art, commanding attention with garish portraits of flowers, Islamic art, and snow-capped Himalayan peaks. South Asian “truck art” has become a global phenomenon, inspiring gallery exhibitions abroad and

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Pakistan’s Sharif to be Questioned over Family’s Wealth

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan June 12 – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be questioned on Thursday by investigators probing how his family obtained its vast wealth, the first time a sitting Pakistani premier has appeared before any investigative agency. Sharif’s office on Monday confirmed the prime minister had received a summons by

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Pakistan Reopens Afghanistan Border Crossing After Deadly Clash

KABUL, May 28 – Pakistan reopened a major border crossing with Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, more than three weeks after several people were killed when troops from both sides exchanged fire for hours. The Chaman crossing into Afghanistan’s Kandahar province was reopened on “humanitarian grounds” after Afghan officials submitted a request, according to a

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Pakistan Investigating Social Media Users for Anti-Army Posts: Official

By Mubasher Bukhari and Saad Sayeed LAHORE, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD, May 22 – Pakistan has begun a crackdown on online criticism of its powerful military, with up to 200 social media accounts under investigation, a security official said on Monday. The crackdown is being carried out by the civilian Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) after Interior Minister Chaudhry

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