Sharif, daughter, son-in-law indicted for graft

Nawaz Sharif

Graft cases: Maryam Nawaz, Capt (r) Safdar reach NAB court

The charges stem from revelations contained in the Panama Papers that Sharif family members owned expensive residential properties in London that were not properly reported under Pakistani disclosure rules.

Nawaz Sharif will aboard the flight from London to Lahore on October 21 while he is due to appear before accountability court on October 26.

The application urged the court to delay the indictment until the Supreme Court decides a petition filed by Sharif against the filing of multiple corruption references against him by NAB.

An accountability court indicted ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on corruption charges spiraling from the Panama Papers leak, a senior government official said on Thursday, in a case that could ultimately see the former leader jailed.

A Pakistan court today indicted ousted PM Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz in a case related to ownership of London flats.

Maryam Nawaz alleged that the Sharifs are victims of political conspiracy.

The charges are being framed on a report that is incomplete and controversial, she said, adding that this will go down in history as a mockery and travesty of justice.

The anti-graft court's indictment follow months of investigations and hearings by the National Accountability Bureau into Sharif family finances uncovered in "a trove of documents leaked from a Panama law firm that investigators say showed the family held unreported assets overseas", according to the AP.

Sharif was re-elected as the president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz on October 3 and immediately demanded that those who disqualified him should respect the people's mandate and democracy.

She also said that the party [PML-N] is united and those attempting to break the party are themselves breaking.

A lawyer for the 67-year-old Sharif, who is now in London, where his wife is receiving medical treatment, entered a plea of not guilty.

"Sharif household is showing earlier than the courtroom despite the fact that false allegations have been leveled in opposition to them", said Marriyum.

"Maryam Nawaz's mother is ill but she has appeared before the court following the directions of her father as Nawaz Sharif himself respects legal institutions", she said. "Their policy will be either to prolong the case by agitation, which is not likely, and the other is to change the law to avoid the conviction", said Askari.

Hashmi, in a leaked video, had threatened those "investigating the prime minister's son".

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