Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience. The corruption watchdog, in a statement, said that the purpose of its officials' visit to the residences of Rabia Imran and Javeria Ali — both Sharif's daughters — was to serve them notices summoning them to the NAB office for investigation regarding money laundering and accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income. The bureau explained that the summons notices — copies of which are available with Dawn — are to be handed over to the suspects in person, adding that NAB officials were accompanied by a sole police vehicle, which was for the team's security. It said that describing its officials' visit as a raid was a "fabricated propaganda by certain sections to tarnish NAB". Furthermore, NAB asked "the media to do live coverage of the residences so that truth can be separated from exaggeration". The bureau's statement followed reports that its official had "surrounded" the homes of Sharif's daughters.
Jump to navigation. A suicide blast ripped through Lahore, Pakistan killing at least seven persons, including three policemen. The blast took place close to a police check post, a few kilometres from the palatial residence of the Sharif family and close to the congregation of the Tableeghi Jamaat. Some seven policemen among the 20 or so suffered injuries. He said the Rescue ambulances are shifting the injured to the Sharif medical complex and other nearby hospitals. Deputy Inspector General of police Haider Ashraf said the bomb exploded when the police were changing guards at the checkpoint just outside an annual religious congregation, where nearly 80, people were in attendance. It was such a powerful blast that its sound was heard several kilometres from the site.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Lahore on Friday for a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in a surprise visit to this country -- the first visit to Pakistan by an Indian premier in more than 10 years. Modi was accorded a red carpet welcome as PM's special Indian Air Force Boeing plane made a smooth touchdown at 4. He then took a chopper to proceed to Sharif's Raiwind palatial residence in the outskirts of Lahore. Sharif turned 66 today. The visit came more than two weeks after Modi and Sharif had an unscheduled meeting at climate change talks in Paris.
They discussed the political situation of the country and agreed to give the government a tough time in the National Assembly during the budget session and outside for its failure to give masses relief against the unprecedented price hike and rising inflation. The two-week tour of Shahbaz Sharif, however, extended to two months and the PTI government spokespersons attributed this delay to his attempts at escaping the court cases and squeezing a possible deal with the government. However, with his arrival all their claims have died down and the opposition parties are set to launch a joint antigovernment movement soon after the budget.