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.