Pakistan court indicts Sharif in 3rd graft case

The cases were registered after the Supreme Court disqualified Sharif as prime minister on July 28 in the Panama Papers scandal.

PTI
Islamabad, Publish Date: Oct 21 2017 12:29AM | Updated Date: Oct 21 2017 12:29AM
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Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif was today indicted by an anti-graft court in a third case of corruption related to his investments abroad and in other offshore companies.

Accountability Court Judge Mohammad Bashir charged 67- year-old Sharif in absentia for holding assets beyond his known sources of income, and read out a charge sheet to his pleader Zafir Khan.

It was one of the three cases of corruption and money laundering registered by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against Sharif and his family on September 8.

The cases were registered after the Supreme Court disqualified Sharif as prime minister on July 28 in the Panama Papers scandal.

Khan on behalf of Sharif pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Sharif is in London with his ailing wife Kulsoom, who is suffering from throat cancer and has undergone three surgeries so far.