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Nawaz Sharif likely to return home for court appearance tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to return to Pakistan to appear before a trial court hearing graft cases filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against him and members of his family.

Quoting sources, ARY News reported, Sharif will land in Islamabad on Friday morning to appear before the accountability court which is to indict him, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar on Oct 13 (Friday).

On Oct 5, the former prime minister departed for London to visit his ailing wife, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz undergoing treatment for threat cancer.

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

Following the passage of Election Reforms Act 2017 on Tuesday (Oct 3),  Sharif was re-elected unopposed as the president of PML-N party since no other party leader submitted nomination papers for the slot of the party president.

On July 28, the apex court had disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and ordered the filing of references against him, his children and finance minister Ishaq Dar in light of the Panama joint investigation team report.



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