Nawaz Sharif faces criminal charges

Deposed former premier Nawaz Sharif addresses a crowd during his visit to rge mausoleum of poet Mohammad Iqbal on Independence Day in Lahore on Aug 14. (AP Photo)

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s national anti-corruption body on Friday filed riminal charges against ousted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his children in an anti-corruption court as directed by the Supreme Court in its landmark July 28 decision.

Officials of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) said the charges were filed against Sharif, his two sons Hassan and Hussain, daughter Maryam, and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar for illegal transfers of money abroad, purchase of real estate abroad and incorporating offshore companies, as disclosed in the leaked Panama Papers.

“The cases were filed in the accountability courts in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, prepared on the basis of material collected and referred to by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) and other material collected by NAB during the course of the investigation,”

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