Sharif to be indicted in graft cases today

Islamabad, Publish Date: Oct 13 2017 1:00AM | Updated Date: Oct 13 2017 1:00AM
Sharif to be indicted in graft cases today

Ousted Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif is set to be indicted Friday by an anti-corruption court in the Panama Papers scandal that could land him in jail.

The Supreme Court had disqualified Sharif, 67, as prime minister on July 28.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) then filed cases of corruption and money laundering against Sharif, his family members and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the Accountability Court in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

The anti-graft body also froze the bank accounts and seized properties of Sharif and his family members to put pressure on them to appear before the court.

Sharif had failed to appear on Monday before the court as he was in London to attend his ailing wife Kulsoom, who is battling throat cancer. The court then set October 13 as the date of his indictment.

Sharif's family has alleged that the cases are politically motivated.

He may be jailed after the indictment. PTI