Former Pakistani Prime Minister’s Indictment Postponed

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Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif left an anti-corruption court docket Monday with out being indicted after his youngsters, who’re co-defendants within the case, failed to look.

The court docket ordered Sharif, his two sons, his daughter and a son-in-law to look in court docket on Oct. 9 to face corruption fees.

The youngsters are at the moment in London with Sharif’s spouse – Kulsoom Nawaz – who’s present process therapy for throat most cancers.

Final month, Sharif’s spouse received his former parliamentary seat in a by-election. Her victory was anticipated, because the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) occasion is dominant within the central Lahore constituency. The previous prime minister had held the seat because the mid-1980s, when he first entered nationwide politics.

Earlier this yr, Pakistan’s Excessive Courtroom ordered Nawaz Sharif to step down from workplace as a result of he had not reported month-to-month earnings he acquired from an abroad firm owned by his son. The previous prime minister has denied that he acquired any wage, or knew something in regards to the funds, which first had been found after he was elected prime minister for a 3rd time in 2013.

Sharif’s first time period as Pakistan’s prime minister, within the early 1990s, additionally ended abruptly when he was dismissed by presidential decree after being accused of corruption. Again in workplace a couple of years later, he was overthrown by a navy coup in 1999 and exited to Saudi Arabia together with different relations.

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