October 3, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The government of Pakistan decided on Thursday not to reinstate the death penalty. There had been a moratorium on the death penalty since 2008, but the ban ended on June 30. More than 8,000 prisoners are on death row, and two militants were scheduled to be executed in August. Prime Minister Nawaz ...[read more]
September 4, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Wednesday that Pakistan's anti-terrorism laws will be amended to more effectively combat the threat of terrorism. The statements come after increased violence in the city of Karachi. Sharif presided over security meetings discussing how to improve Pakistan' ...[read more]
June 25, 2013
by Julie Deisher
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Monday that the government plans to put Pervez Musharraf on trial for treason. Sharif did not officially declare that the government was filing charges, stating that the federal government would first consult with other political parties "so that the ...[read more]
June 9, 2013
by Blake Lynch
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday directed the Pakistan Foreign Office to contact US Ambassador Richard Hogland to criticize US drone strikes. Sharif's comments came hours after a drone strike in North Waziristan killed several people. Sharif, who was sworn into office two days ...[read more]
April 8, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday ordered former Pakistani president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf to remain in the country until he has responded to allegations of treason. The allegations stem from Musharraf's 1999 military overthrow of democratically-elected prime minister Nawaz ...[read more]
August 28, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The registrar of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday rejected a petition seeking treason charges against former president Pervez Musharraf, finding that the applicant lacked standing and that the Supreme Court was not the appropriate forum for such a petition. The petition was filed by ...[read more]
July 17, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Sharif v. State, Supreme Court of Pakistan, July 17, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on Nawaz Sharif... ...[read more]
July 17, 2009
by Christian Ehret
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday acquitted opposition leader Nawaz Sharif on charges of hijacking a plane carrying General Pervez Musharraf in 1999. The conviction had barred Sharif from running for office, although the court lifted the ban in May. It was alleged that then-prime minister ...[read more]
May 26, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday lifted a ban preventing opposition politician and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from participating in politics. The Supreme Court had barred Sharif from holding elected office in Pakistan because of an earlier criminal conviction for... ...[read more]
May 26, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Federation of Pakistan v. Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, et al., Supreme Court of Pakistan, May 26, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Pakistan election ban ruling... ...[read more]

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