Shehbaz Sharif (center wearing blue mask) leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), walks with lawyers and supporters after the High Court rejected a bail plea in a money laundering case in Lahore, Pakistan, Sept. 28, 2020.

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s anti-corruption authorities Monday arrested the leader of the opposition in Parliament Shehbaz Sharif, according to sources, after a high court rejected his bail plea in a money laundering case. 

Sharif, president of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML-N), was taken into custody from the court’s premises in the eastern city of Lahore, as VOA reported.

While he denied any wrongdoing, his wife, sons and daughters are also accused in the case. 

In 2017, his elder brother Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was ousted from his post, after a court sentenced him to a seven-year jail term “for possessing assets beyond his known sources of income.”

The former PM, now, is undergoing medical treatment in London, where the Sharif family owns expensive property – the subject of court cases instituted against them in Pakistan, according to the report.

  • Mohammad Arif Sheva

    Muhammad Arif Sheva holds a B.A degree in Journalism from Int’l Peace Leadership College Rizal, Philippines. Sheva works as an editor and content writer for Afghan News.

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