'I am fighting baseless cases', says Sharif

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Sep 26, 2017, 02:40 PM(IST)

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif speaks with an official during a meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan Photograph:( Reuters )

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Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to be indicted on October 2 on corruption charges

Former Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before an anti-corruption court in Islamabad on Tuesday. His court appearance comes a day after he returned home from London where his wife is being treated. 

The National Accountability Bureau(NAB) has filed three cases of corruption and money laundering against Sharif, his sons, son-in-law, and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the Accountability Court in Islamabad and Rawalpindi recently.

Sharif lashed out at the judiciary after briefly appearing before the court, he did not enter a plea.

"I am fighting baseless cases based on lies and also getting punished," Sharif told reporters.

"I hope that there might be some justice still alive," he added. 

Last week, the anti-graft body froze the bank accounts and seized properties of the former Pakistan PM and his family members to put pressure on them to appear before the court.

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