By Drazen Jorgic and Syed Raza Hassan
ISLAMABAD/KARACHI (Reuters) – The son-in-law of ousted Pakistani
premier Nawaz Sharif was arrested at Islamabad airport on Monday
by Pakistan’s anti-corruption body on his return from London,
officials said, a rare instance of a powerful Pakistani
politician being detained.
Muhammad Safdar, a lawmaker married to Sharif’s daughter and
heir-apparent Maryam, was arrested after he failed to appear at
previous National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court hearings
about corruption allegations stemming from a probe into the
Sharif family wealth.
The Sharifs have denied any wrongdoing and have labeled the
corruption proceedings against them as politically motivated. Two
of Nawaz’s sons are also due to appear before the NAB court,
along with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.