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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