Sharif kin arrested

HEIR-APPARENT: Maryam Nawaz

FORMER RULING FAMILY FACES FRESH ‘CORRUPTION’ QUESTIONS

THE son-in-law of ousted Paki­stani premier Nawaz Sharif was ar­rested at Islamabad airport on Monday (9) by Pakistan’s anti-cor­ruption body on his return from London, officials said.

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’s wealth.

The Sharifs have denied any wrongdoing and have labelled the corruption proceedings politically motivated. Two of Nawaz’s sons are also due to appear before the NAB court, along with finance minister Ishaq Dar.

Sharif was disqualified from the premiership by the supreme court in July for not declaring a source of in­come that he disputes receiving. Pa­kistan’s top court also ordered a wide-ranging NAB investigation and trial into Sharif’s family

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