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Pakistan court issues warrant against ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Gorkha Post

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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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Two died and eight injured in accident

Pratigya Waiju

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KATHMANDU—Today morning, Two died and eight injured when the microbus (Ba 3 Kha 4042) and minibus (Lu 1 Kha 4194)   collided each other in Myagade Rural Municipality-4 of Tanahu district.

Police has identified the deceased as Chija Kumari Batas of 50 and Saraswati Kunawar of 35.

The injured passengers of Microbus are identified as microbus driver Tul Bahadur BK, Sabila Khan Namuk Miya, Chandra Bhandari, Bindu Maya Thapa, Kamala Sura and Satyakala Neupane.

The cause of the accident is not identified yet.

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