Pakistan Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif appears in court to face trial on corruption charges

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The Pakistan’s ex-PM Nawaz Sharif appeared before an anti-craft court on Tuesday to face trial in corruption cases against him in the Panama Papers scandal, which also forced him to resign. He appeared before the Accountability Court Islamabad with his daughter Maryan and son-in-law Captain (retired) Mohammad Safdar. The 67-year-old leader and some of his family members are facing charges regarding their ownership of properties in London.

Following their country’s Supreme Court prohibited him over undeclared income, Sharif resigned as a prime minister in July. On September 8, 3 cases were registered by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against Sharif, his children, and son-in-law. The ex-PM Sharif was indicated in absence in three corruption cases. During the hearing of October 9, the court decided to split the trial of his sons from Sharif and his daughter and his son-in-law. The cases are established on July 28 exclusion verdict of the Supreme Court and to commence three corruption cases against him, his family, and one case against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. Talking about the political future of Sharif, who leads the country’s most powerful political family and the ruling PML-N party, has been dangling in between after that. If convicted, Sharif could be jailed. However, Sharif’s family claims that the cases are only politically motivated.

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