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Sharif to be indicted in graft cases tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Ousted prime minister is set to be indicted tomorrow by an anti- corruption in the Panama Papers scandal that could land him in jail.

The Supreme had disqualified Sharif, 67, as prime minister on July 28.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) then filed cases of corruption and money laundering against Sharif, his family members and Minister Ishaq Dar in the Accountability in and Rawalpindi.

The anti-graft body also froze the accounts and seized properties of Sharif and his family members to put pressure on them to appear before the court.

Sharif had failed to appear on Monday before the court as he was in to attend his ailing wiffe Kulsoom, who is battleing throat cance. The court then set October 13 as the date of his indictment.

Sharif's family has alleged that the cases are politically motivated.

He may be jailed after the indictment.

Sharif was re-elected as the president of the ruling Muslim League-Nawaz on October 3 and immediately demanded that those who disqualified him should respect the people's mandate and democracy.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 20:28 IST