Islamabad: An anti-corruption court in Pakistan on Monday postponed the indictment of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on charges of corruption in the Panama Papers scandal.
Sharif, 67, arrived at the accountability court amid tight security for the court hearing in three graft cases against him and his family.
During the hearing, his lawyer Khawaja Haris argued that all of the accused in the case have to appear in court before an indictment can take place.
Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha, a leader of Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), told the media after the hearing that last for more than an hour that the indictment has been postponed.
“The indictment is still pending and it would be discussed at the next hearing on Monday (9 October),” he said.
The court also issued non-bailable arrest warrants of Sharif’s daughter Maryam,