Panama papers case: Nawaz Sharif to reach Pakistan today, face corruption charges

Lahore: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif will return to Pakistan on Monday to face corruption and money laundering cases against him in the accountability court. Sharif had gone to London to see his ailing wife who underwent three throat cancer surgeries.

Sharif, 67, was disqualified by the Supreme Court on 28 July in the Panama Papers case. His wife Begum Kulsoom is contesting on Lahore’s NA-120 seat that fell vacant in the wake of his disqualification.

The news of Sharif’s return came amid rumours that he may not come back as he is facing corruption and money laundering cases.

“Nawaz Sharif is traveling back home tomorrow (Monday) on a PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) flight and will face National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references in the accountability court Islamabad on Tuesday,” PML-N Senator Mashidullah Khan said.

He said Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is also returning tomorrow and he too will face a NAB reference against him.

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