Nawaz Sharif departs for London ahead of indictment in graft cases


LAHORE, OCT 05 (DNA) – Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday has departed for London to visit his ailing wife, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. After arriving at Lahore International Airport earlier today, the ex-PM left for London via Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-757. Sharif’s secretary Mohammad Hanif Khan was accompanying him on the occasion. The copy of Sharif’s flight ticket – has an inscription read the return date as January 4, 2018.

This is Sharif’s second visit to London after his wife was diagnosed with lymphoma (throat cancer) by foreign doctors.

It is apropos to mention here that Sharif had returned to Pakistan on September 25 to face three graft references filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in compliance with the Supreme Court orders.

On Oct 2, the court had deferred the framing of charges against him and set Oct 9 new date for his indictment. It had issued non-bailable warrants for the arrest of his children over their perpetual absence from the proceedings.