Pakistan‘s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif today appeared before an anti-graft court which adjourned till November 7 the hearing of corruption cases against him in the Panama Papers scandal that forced him to resign.
Sharif, who returned to the country from London yesterday, during the brief hearing submitted two surety bonds of five million rupees (USD 48,000) each against bailable arrest warrants issued on October 26, his lawyer Khawaja Harris said.
He had gone to London last month to be with his ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz who is battling throat cancer.
Sharif, 67, and some of his family members are facing charges relating to their ownership of properties in London.
He resigned as prime minister in July after the country’s Supreme Court disqualified him over undeclared income.
Three cases were registered by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on September 8 against Sharif, his children and son-in-law in the Accountability Court Islamabad, following