Nawaz Sharif summoned in two more corruption cases

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Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his children were on Thursday summoned by an anti-graft court to appear before it on September 19 in two more corruption cases.

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

The Islamabad-based Accountability Court on Thursday ordered Sharif and his children – Maryam, Hussain and Hassan and son-in-law captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar – to appear before it on September 19 in Azizia Steel Mill, Hill Metal and Avenfield properties cases.

The summons come a day after the same court asked the ousted prime minister and his sons and daughter to appear before it on September 19 in another corruption case related Flagship Investment company in the United Kingdom.

The cases are based on the July 28 judgement of the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case. The court disqualified 67-year-old Sharif and ordered cases 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 judgement.

Sharif and his family 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 about the review petitions.

The Supreme Court had asked the anti-corruption watchdog to file the cases by September 8 against Sharif, his sons, daughter, son-in-law and Dar.