2017-11-03

Nawaz Sharif appears in Islamabad court

AFP

ISLAMABAD -- Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the ousted prime minister, appeared in court Friday (November 3) to face corruption allegations that saw him ejected from office and targeted with an arrest warrant.

In late July, the Supreme Court removed Sharif from office after a corruption investigation linked to the Panama Papers began against him. He had been facing an arrest warrant for failing to appear at hearings since early October.

He has spent most of the time in London, where his wife is receiving treatment for cancer. He arrived in Islamabad Thursday (November 2).

In a brief hearing, Sharif paid two surety bonds of Rs. 5 million ($48,000) each before leaving under tight security, his lawyer Khawaja Haris told AFP.

The court is set to reconvene November 7.

Sharif and his supporters have denied the allegations.

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