NAB grants bail to Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam, son-in-law

Panama Papers case: Nawaz's son-in-law arrested on return to Pakistan

Captain Safdar arrested, Maryam heads home

Pakistan's anti-corruption authorities have arrested the son-in-law of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in connection with corruption cases pending against him. The court had issued non-bailable arrest warrants against Husain, Hasan and Safdar last Monday after they failed to appear before it.

When Maryam was asked when her brothers, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz, would appear before the court, she said, "My brothers live overseas. the laws of here [Pakistan] don't apply to them".

Hussain and Hassan left for London to be with their mother, Kulsoom, who is battling throat cancer.

The NAB was ordered to take action against the Sharif family, including the ousted premier's sons Hassan and Hussain, by the Supreme Court when it disqualified Sharif on July 28.

The accountability court, which was hearing three corruption references against former Sharif and his family, also issued non-bailable arrest warrants against his children and son-in-law. The court also asked him to seek its permission before going overseas and rejected the NAB request to confiscate his passport.

The anti corruption authorities, however, allowed Mariyum Nawaz, who is touted as Sharif's political successor, to leave after she produced her bail documents. "I do not need to say anything here, the way things have been going on over the past year and a half has revealed the truth to the nation", the Dawn quoted her as saying.

The four cases against the Sharif family are related to their properties in London and Dubai.

She also criticised the judges for disqualifying her father in the Panama Papers case. "The judges will have to answer the nation".

She said that the next general elections would be held on time in 2018 and the government would complete its tenure.

The court granted Nawaz Sharif one-day exemption from appearance and set October 13 as date for his indictment. The path of the vehicle carrying Safdar was obstructed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz workers, as they lay on the road.

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