The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has yet to decide if it will be joining the Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl’s Azaadi March. The protest, which aims to topple PM Imran Khan’s government, will enter Islamabad on October 31, confirmed JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman. He said that the march, however, will begin on October 27 to observe it as a ‘Black Day’ in order to express solidarity with the people of Indian-administered Kashmir.

A combined investigation team (CIT) of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore on October 8 will interrogate Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly (NA) Shahbaz Sharif at his residence in the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) scam and income beyond means investigation.

BEIJING: Inspired by China’s way of tackling corruption, Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday said he wished to put 500 corrupt people in Pakistan behind bars just like Chinese President Xi Jinping did, to rid the county of ‘biggest impediment to prosperity’.

BEIJING: Prime Minister Imran Khan has arrived in Beijing on a three-day official visit to China. Chinese Cultural Minister Luo Shugang received him at the airport, Radio Pakistan reported. Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing and Pakistan envoy’s to China Naghmana Hashmi were also present on the occasion.

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will hear on Wednesday an appeal filed by incarcerated former premier Nawaz Sharif against his conviction in the Al Azizia corruption reference. Last year, Sharif was handed a seven-year prison sentence by an accountability court. The court had also fined Sharif Rs1.5 billion and the US $25 million in the Al-Azizia reference.

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday failed to appear before a combined investigation team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Karachi in connection with its probe into a fake bank accounts case. Sources said the chief minister’s principal secretary appeared before the bureau instead.

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Law and Justice, Barrister Farogh Naseem, on Saturday revealed the fate of looters, saying that only C-class jail facility could be given after the proceeding of corruption case of more than Rs500 million belonging to the national exchequer. Farogh Naseem gave the statement while addressing a press conference alongside Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan here in Islamabad.

RAWALPINDI: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad claimed on Saturday that he had a conversation with Prime Minister Imran Khan last night, in which the premier said that Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar will continue to serve on his position. Rubbishing the rumors of governor rule in Sindh, Rasheed said: “politics is being changed just like seasons.”

A former member of Punjab Assembly Parveen Sikandar Gill was found dead in her house in Lahore's Naseerabad area, police said on Thursday. Officials said that the former MPA — who lived alone in her house — had rope marks around her neck and expressed suspicion that she had been murdered.

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday declared former chief minister of the province Syed Qaim Ali Shah innocent in a case pertaining to the illegal allotment of 94 acres of land in Malir. The verdict was announced after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor’s found no evidence against Shah and decided to close the inquiry.