Nawaz Sharif’s indictment in graft cases postponed

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday got a brief reprieve after an anti- corruption court postponed till October 9 his indictment in the Panama Papers scandal.

Sharif, 67, arrived at the Accountability Court amid tight security for the 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 (October 9),” he said.

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