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Nawaz says will return to Pakistan to face hearing in graft cases

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday he would return to Pakistan for the next hearing of graft references in the trial court on October 26, ARY News reported.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed graft references against Nawaz and his family members on order of the Supreme Court in Panama Leaks verdict on July 28.

The former prime minister is currently staying in London to look after his ailing wife, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz who is suffering from throat cancer.

This was Sharif’s second visit to London since recent ailment of his wife. He had returned to Pakistan on September 25 to face the graft references.

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Sharif and his sons – Hussain and Hassan – have been named in three  NAB references, while Maryam and her husband have been named only in one reference related to the family’s London flats.

Talking to media in London, Nawaz Sharif said verdicts were announced in the court at personal whim after making a joint investigation team of their chosen people. It was incomprehensible if justice was being committed or murder of justice, he added.

“The (Panama Leaks case) JIT consisted of people who were my opponents,” he said.

He said the case was filed against offshore assets revealed in Panama Leaks, while the verdict came on an Iqama.



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