Pakistan court issued bailable arrest warrant against sharif

Vastavam web: Pakistan’s anti-corruption court today issued a bailable arrest warrant against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif in two cases of corruption spiralling from the Panama Papers leak.The accountability court issued the arrest warrant against Sharif after he failed to appear in the court in two graft cases the Flagship Investment case and the Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metal Establishment case.Sharif’s daughter Maryam and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar appeared in the court but Sharif was absent and his lawyer Khawaja Haris asked the court to exempt him from appearance, according to a court official.
NAB deputy prosecutor general Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi opposed the application and said that already the court granted Sharif 15-day exemption that expired on October 24.The court during the hearing on October 9 decided to separate the trial of his two sons Husain and Hasan from Sharif and his daughter and son-in-law.It also had ordered to start the process of declaring proclaimed offender to Husain and Hasan for failing to appear before the court.The cases are based on July 28 verdict by the Supreme Court which disqualified Sharif and ordered to launch three corruption cases against him and his family, and one case against finance minister Ishaq Dar.