A statement said the UN supports the efforts of the government of Pakistan to fight terrorism with full respect for international human rights norms and obligations.
According to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), four suspected militants tried to enter the Tableeghi Jamaat gathering but were stopped by policemen. One of the attackers then blew himself up while the remaining managed to flee from the spot, the Express Tribune reported.
As Sharif was heading towards rostrum for a speech, a student hurled a shoe at him that hit his shoulder and ear. The student also managed to reach in front of Sharif and chanted “Labbaik Ya Rasoolullah” slogan.
The PML-N elected its new head days after the Supreme Court disqualified 68-year-old Nawaz Sharif as the chief of his party and struck down all decisions taken by him as the party head.
“This decision (disqualification from leading a party) is not unexpected for me. First, they paralysed the executive and yesterday they snatched the powers of parliament,” Sharif said.
Pakistan Supreme Court ruled that an individual disqualified under Articles 62 and 63 cannot serve as the head of a political party.
The interior ministry officials confirmed that NAB wrote that names of Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd.) Muhammad Safdar should be put on the Exit Control List (ECL), which listed individuals not allowed to leave Pakistan.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan had disqualified him last year, forcing the three-time prime minister to resign. Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has dismissed the corruption charges as politically motivated. If convicted, he can be jailed.
The three cases against the Sharif family pertain to the Al-Azizia Steel Mills, several companies including Flagship Investment Ltd, and London’s Avenfield properties.
The cases were launched on September 8 following the Supreme Court verdict of July 28 that disqualified Sharif as prime minister and ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for institution of cases against him
Three corruption cases were registered against Nawaz Sharif on September 8 following the Supreme Court verdict of July 28 that also disqualified Sharif as the prime minister.
Sharif is in “Madina Munawara for ‘haazri’ (attendence) after his meeting with Prince Mohammad bin Salman. He would return to Pakistan tonight (Tuesday) after Umrah (Islamic ritual),” Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam tweeted
A spokesperson of Nawaz Sharif also called news report published in national and international press as “speculative” that Sharif was negotiating a deal with Saudi Arabia to avoid facing an accountability court back home.
The political future of Sharif, who leads the country’s most powerful political family and his party, has been hanging in the balance since then. If convicted, he can be jailed.
Musharraf is facing treason charges in Pakistan for imposing emergency rule in November 2007, arresting judges and limiting their powers. He could face the death penalty, if convicted.