Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was arrested on Friday, 13 July, after being sentenced to 10 years in prison last week in one of the three corruption cases against him in the high-profile Panama Papers scandal.
Following is the chronology of the major events leading to his arrest:
- 4 April, 2016: The International Consortium of Investigative Journalism publishes the Panama Papers, exposing tax evasion by the world’s elite through off-shore accounts and shell companies. The documents include the name of the Sharif family.
- 5 April, 2016: Sharif sets up a judicial committee to investigate the allegations, denies charges.
- 26 April, 2016: Opposition parties reject the judicial commission set up by the government.
- 1 November, 2016: The Supreme Court decides to pursue a case related to Nawaz Sharif.