FacebookInstagramTwitterContact

 

BORNEO HOUSING AGENCY: Terrace House in Bengkurong (B$190K, Property Chinese Owned) • Industrial Warehouse in Menglait, Gadong for Rent • Shop house in Gadong (Ground Floor) for Rent • Industrial Shops in Bunut for Sale • Land in Jerudong for Sale • Shop house in Kiulap for Sale (44 years lease, approx 5,000.00 per month rental) • Chempaka Terrace House for Rent (3 bedrooms, B$700.00 per month) • Shop house in Kiarong for Sale (B$380.00) • TEL: +6738732975, +6738839007           >>           Fully furnished office space for rent at Regus Brunei. Call +673-886-2879 or go to www.regus.com.bn           >>           Private Company Urgently Need Houses & Flats for Rent in Bandar Seri Begawan, Kindly Contact the ff. nos. for further information: 242-7623/+673 883-9007           >>           HAPPY EID MUBARAK "Wishing you prosperity and peace on this holy occasion of EID MUBARAK"           >>           Malaysia won't respect Myanmar too much in SEA Games clash – Ifwat           >>           New signings and video review help Bayern win Bundesliga opener           >>           Tottenham Seal Club-Record Signing Of Ajax Defender Davinson Sanchez           >>           Premier League favourites Chelsea have no excuses this season – Mou           >>           Memphis Depay Says Premier League Struggles Made Him 'Grow Up'           >>           Google Countdown Teases Android O Reveal During Solar Eclipse           >>           Trump Announces He’s Elevating The Role Of US Cyber Command           >>           USA Today Teams With Instagram To Livestream The Solar Eclipse           >>           Google Mobile Search Shows 6-Second Video Previews           >>           Chickens Use High-Vis Jackets To Cross The Road And Get To The Other Side           >>          

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE




REACH US


GENERAL INQUIRY

[email protected]

 

ADVERTISING

[email protected]

 

PRESS RELEASE

[email protected]

 

HOTLINE

+673 222-0178 [Office Hour]

+673 223-6740 [Fax]

 



Upcoming Events


UK Higher Education Fair
August 23rd, 2017 | 14:00 PM


British Council Pre- Departure Briefing
August 25th, 2017 | 15:00 PM


Land Rover Experience
August 25th, 2017 | 15:00 PM





Prayer Times


The prayer times for Brunei-Muara and Temburong districts. For Tutong add 1 minute and for Belait add 3 minutes.


Imsak

: 04:47AM

Subuh

: 04:57AM

Syuruk

: 06:16AM

Doha

: 06:39AM

Zohor

: 12:25PM

Asar

: 03:39PM

Maghrib

: 06:32PM

Isyak

: 07:43PM

 



The Business Directory


 

 



Asia


  Home > Asia


Panama Papers: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif Survives Corruption Ruling


Maryam Sharif is said to be her father's closest adviser

 


 April 21st, 2017  |  09:52 AM  |   1161 views

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan's Supreme Court has ruled there is insufficient evidence of corruption to remove Nawaz Sharif from the role of prime minister.

 

It instead ordered a further investigation into money transfers.

 

Questions arose over the business dealings of Mr Sharif's family when three of his children were linked to offshore accounts in the Panama Papers leaks in 2015.

 

Mr Sharif and his family have denied any wrongdoing.

 

They have dismissed the claims as politically motivated.

 

The case has made headlines in recent months amid predictions it could determine the future of PM Sharif.

 

About 1,500 police officers were deployed around the court in Islamabad. Protesters nearby urged Mr Sharif to step down with shouts of "Go Nawaz, Go Nawaz", Reuters reports.

 

Stocks rose following the highly anticipated decision on Thursday.

 

The Supreme Court agreed to investigate Mr Sharif's offshore wealth late last year after opposition leader Imran Khan threatened street protests.

 

The focus of the probe was on the funds used to purchase property in London using offshore companies.

 

Mr Sharif's daughter Maryam, tipped as a future political star, and his sons Hasan and Hussein are implicated in the allegations.

 

Mr Sharif says the wealth was acquired legally. But his critics have suggested offshore companies were used to launder illegally-obtained wealth or avoid taxes.

 

The Supreme Court's five-member bench was split on Thursday, with two judges voting against the prime minister but three choosing instead to order a further probe.

 

Mr Sharif's party, the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N), hailed the decision and his daughter Maryam tweeted: "Praise and glory be to Allah alone."

 

'Don't celebrate yet' - Pakistan media warns of trouble to come

 

Analysts in Pakistan were quick to warn Mr Sharif not to be too triumphant over the verdict, noting that the forthcoming investigation may yet harm him politically.

 

Kashif Abbasi of ARY News said the ruling party has "nothing to be happy about" while Munizae Jahangir of Aaj news said "the issue won't be resolved" until the investigation was concluded.

 

Similarly, Faysal Aziz Khan, head of Bol Media Group, said that investigations of the kind ordered by the court are "formed to probe criminals". He concludes that Mr Sharif "is definitely in trouble."

 


 

Source:
courtesy of BBC NEWS

by BBC News

 

If you have any stories or news that you would like to share with the global online community, please feel free to share it with us by contacting us directly at [email protected]

 

Related News


Gabungan To Organise Sabah’s Rights Convention

 2017-08-19 08:43:58

Deadly South Asia Floods Affect 16m People

 2017-08-19 08:55:32

Fed's Kaplan Says Immigration Key To U.S. Economy Beating China

 2017-08-19 09:15:46