Pakistan Agency to File Criminal Charge Against Ex-PM Sharif

Pakistan’s national anti-corruption agency will file criminal charges against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar after a probe into their finances.

Nawazish Ali Asim, a spokesman for the National Accountability Bureau, in a text message on Thursday confirmed the decision, but didn’t say when the watchdog would file the four references. A full statement will be issued later, he said.

Sharif, who is currently in London while his wife undergoes cancer treatment in the U.K. capital, was disqualified from office following a landmark ruling by the South Asian nation’s top court in July that said he was “dishonest” in his financial disclosures. He has denied any wrong doing. A spokesperson for Sharif couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb and a spokesman at Pakistan’s finance ministry didn’t answer calls seeking comment.

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