Panama Papers: Nawaz Sharif appears before Pakistani anti-graft court to face trial in corruption cases

Islamabad: Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif Tuesday appeared before an anti-graft court to face trial in corruption cases against him in the Panama Papers scandal that forced him to resign.

Sharif, 67, appeared before the Accountability Court Islamabad along with his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Captain (retired) Mohammad Safdar.

File image of Nawaz Sharif. Reuters

File image of Nawaz Sharif. Reuters

Sharif 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) against Sharif, his children and son-in-law in the court on 8 September.

The Accountability Court is considering the verdict of the Islamabad High Court (IHC), which last week ordered the trial judge, Mohammad Bashir, to hear again a plea by Sharif that

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