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PMLN President Nawaz Sharif to reach Pakistan tonight

Islamabad: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is in London to attend his ailing wife likely to reach Pakistan tonight. He will be appeared before accountability court tomorrow for indictment.

Nawaz, his daughter Maryam, and son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar are expected to be indicted by the accountability court hearing corruption cases against them.

On Tuesday, Nawaz requested people to pray for his wife, Kulsoom, who was undergoing her first chemotherapy session in London.

Nawaz arrived in London on October 4 on the latest leg of his trip to tend to his wife, who was diagnosed with lymphoma  by British doctors on August 22.

Sharif, who first went to London on August 30, returned to the country on September 25 to face the Supreme Court-directed corruption cases against him.

At the last hearing, on October 9, the accountability court approved the bail of Maryam and Safdar after they appeared in court.

Judge Mohammad Bashir also approved the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) plea to declare Nawaz’s sons, Hasan and Hussain, proclaimed offenders and separated their proceedings in the three references filed against them. Their non-bailable arrest warrants, issued at the last hearing on October 2, remain in effect.

The court also approved Nawaz’s counsel Khawaja Harris’s request to approve his client’s exemption from appearance for that date only.

The judge set October 13 (tomorrow) as the date on which Nawaz  regardless of his presence , Maryam and Safdar will be indicted.