Pakistan Court Defers Indictment Of Nawaz Sharif In Panama Papers Case

Islamabad:  An anti-corruption court in Pakistan today postponed the indictment of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar in Panama Papers case till October 19 due to protests by lawyers.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had registered three cases of corruption and money laundering against Mr Sharif, 67, his family members and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the Islamabad Accountability Court after the Supreme Court disqualified him as prime minister on July 28.

As the court was about to begin the proceedings, lawyers started protesting in the court room of Judge Muhammad Bashir against security arrangements which had “restricted their movement in the court premises”.

Judge Bashir left the court room and later announced the postponement of the hearing till

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