2017-10-26

Arrest warrant issued for Nawaz Sharif

AFP

ISLAMABAD -- A Pakistani court Thursday (October 26) issued bailable arrest warrants for Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the ousted prime minister.

In late July, the Supreme Court removed Sharif from office after a corruption investigation linked to the Panama Papers began against him.

Nawaz Sharif defence lawyer Zafir Khan told AFP that Pakistan's accountability court issued bailable warrants for the former leader in two cases of alleged corruption Thursday.

The warrants resulted from Nawaz Sharif's failure to appear before a court earlier this month, reported Dunya TV.

The next hearing is scheduled for November 3, said Khan.

Sharif had been due to return to Pakistan from London, where his wife Kalsum is undergoing cancer treatment, but instead flew to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia several days ago, according to local media.

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