Pakistani anti-corruption body arrests son-in-law of ousted PM Sharif

Pakistani anti-corruption body arrests son-in-law of ousted PM Sharif

Pakistani anti-corruption body arrests son-in-law of ousted PM Sharif

"Since the NAB has not yet received a reply from the United Kingdom authorities, it has made a decision to pursue the matter in person", a source said, adding that the team would make sure its return before October 13 to submit a report to the accountability court in Islamabad in connection with the indictment of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and sons Hassan and Hussain.

On Oct. 2, the anti-corruption court, which is trying Sharif's family in four different corruption cases, had issued non-bailable arrest warrants for his two sons and son-in-law, and bailable warrants for his daughter Maryam for deliberately avoiding the court proceedings. Accountability judge Muhammad Bashir granted bail to Maryam and Safdar and also exempted Sharif from Monday's hearing.

The Accountability Court on Monday declared Hussain and Hassan Nawaz as "absconder" after they failed to present themselves in court despite repetitive summon from the court regarding corruption references filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). She was not detained and later reached the court.

Pakistan's top court also ordered a wide-ranging NAB investigation and trial into Sharif family members.

After appearing before the court here, Maryam told the media that her family was being tried despite already receiving the punishment - the disqualification of her father Nawaz Sharif.

The anti corruption authorities, however, allowed Mariyum Nawaz, who is touted as Sharif's political successor, to leave after she produced her bail documents. "I do not need to say anything here, the way things have been going on over the past year and a half has revealed the truth to the nation", a leading news channel quoted her as saying.

Maryam Nawaz said questions will be raised when a case filed on Panama Leaks ended on Iqama (work permit) and that the judges have to answer these questions. "The laws of here (Pakistan) don't apply on them". Despite being ousted from his position, Nawaz (left) can still be re-elected thanks to the Pakistan parliament approving a bill allowing officials disqualified by courts to hold party offices.

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