Panama Papers case: Pakistan accountability court summons Nawaz Sharif, children on 19 September

Islamabad: Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his children were on Wednesday summoned by an anti-corruption court to appear before it on 19 September in a case linked to the family's company in the United Kingdom.

They were summoned after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) last week filed four cases against Sharif, his family members and finance minister Ishaq Dar.

File image of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Reuters

File image of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Reuters

The Islamabad-based accountability court on Wednesday ordered Sharif and his children – Maryam, Hussain and Hassan – to appear before it on 19 September in a case linked to the Sharif family's company, Flagship Investment Limited, in the UK.

Earlier, the court had returned the cases due to "several mistakes" but the NAB moved swiftly to remove the errors and re-filed the cases against Sharif. Still, the NAB has to fix mistakes in two cases and return them by Thursday.

The cases are based on the 28 July judgment of the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case. The court disqualified Sharif and ordered cases be registered against him and his family.

Meanwhile, a five-judge larger Bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday started hearing of the review petitions by Sharif and others against the judgment.

Sharifs are unlikely to appear as they have already stated that they would not appear before the NAB courts until the decision by the apex court on the review petitions.


Updated Date: Sep 13, 2017 20:00 PM

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