Friday 20 April 2018

Pakistan's ex-PM Nawaz Sharif faces charges in third corruption case

Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif faces charges in three corruption cases (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)
Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif faces charges in three corruption cases (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)

A Pakistani court has indicted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in a third case of corruption after an official probe concluded he concealed assets abroad.

Mohammad Bashir, a judge at the Accountability Court in Islamabad, read the charges against Sharif during a hearing on Friday.

Zakir Khan, a lawyer for the 67-year-old, entered a plea of not guilty. Sharif is currently in London, where his wife is receiving medical treatment.

On Thursday, the same court charged Sharif in two other cases of corruption stemming from documents leaked from a Panama law firm.

Sharif, who served three terms as prime minister, was removed from office by the Supreme Court in July after authorities concluded he concealed assets abroad.

He has denied all the charges and plans to return home next week to face trial.

AP

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