Nawaz Sharif to be indicted today in absence

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ISLAMABAD: The accountability court will resume hearing of corruption cases against Nawaz Sharif , his daughter and son-in-law on Thursday (today), wherein the ousted premier is likely to be indicted despite absence.

The accused were set to be indicted on October 13, however, a commotion by members of the legal fraternity forced the accountability court judge to adjourn proceedings minutes after they began.

Later, the accountability court judge ordered the Islamabad inspector-general of police to investigate the incident. State Interior Minister Tallal Chaudhry, who was present at the court during, also took notice of the incident and ordered an inquiry.

However, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif remains in London on account of his wife's ailment. The court is likely to indict him in absence, under clause 17 of the National Accountability Burau (NAB) law.The accountability court is hearing a total of three corruption cases against the Sharif family filed by NAB in light of the Supreme Court's judgment in the Panama Papers case.

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