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Pakistan court issues warrant against ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

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ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani anti-corruption court has issued a bailable arrest warrant against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday in connection with two cases related to the Panama Papers leak.

This came after Sharif failed to appear before the court in two graft cases namely the Flagship Investment case and the Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metal Establishment case.

Sharif is in London with his wife Kalsum as she undergoes cancer treatment, and has not returned to Pakistan since he was indicted in the corruption allegations earlier this month, despite reports he would do so.

But his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar appeared before the court. His lawyer Khawaja Haris asked the court to exempt him from appearing.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on September 8, registered three cases against the ousted Prime Minister, his children and son-in-law in the Accountability Court following a verdict by the Supreme Court, which disqualified him after an investigation into corruption allegations against his family.

Last week, the court had indicted Sharif and his daughter over allegations linked to ownership of London properties, opening a trial that could see the former leader jailed.

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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari





RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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