Pakistan: Sharif appears in court in corruption case

Source: Seattle Times

“Pakistan’s newly elected Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif appeared in court on Monday in connection with an old corruption case and was granted exemption from further appearances in person in the hearings, his defense lawyer said. The case dating back four years is related to Sharif’s alleged links to a multi-million dollar housing scam in the eastern city of Lahore, according to the attorney, Amjad Pervez. Pervez described the proceedings as a ‘politically-motivated case,’ adding that Sharif was implicated in the case falsely, by the government of his predecessor, Imran Khan.” (06/20/22)