Mr. Sharif was in London when he was indicted, visiting his wife, who is undergoing medical treatment, his aides said.
After the original court ruling disqualifying him from holding a seat in Parliament, Mr. Sharif went to Lahore, his hometown. Upon his arrival, his vehicle was swarmed by thousands of supporters, in a show of continuing political support for the Sharif family and their political party, PML-N.
Mr. Safdar, Mr. Sharif’s son-in-law, was arrested this month at Islamabad’s main airport as he and Maryam Sharif were returning to Pakistan. He was released on bail after the couple appeared before an anticorruption court.
Speaking to reporters later, Maryam Sharif said she had “strongest reservations” over the court cases against her family but still decided to appear before the court.
“We are not the ones to be afraid of arrests,” she said.