Published: Sun, October 22, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

No harm in making Shehbaz head of PML-N: Jamali

No harm in making Shehbaz head of PML-N: Jamali

Rana Sanaullah, a senior leader of Sharif's party, the Pakistan Muslim League, said there were "hidden hands" behind his dismissal and the spate of corruption allegations, without elaborating.

Earlier, the accountability court indicted Nawaz Sharif on corruption charges spiraling from the Panama Papers leak.

Sharif asked the Ministry of Interior to take notice of enforced disappearances and ensure recovery of those abducted.

A Sharif representative entered a not guilty plea for the sacked Prime Minister, who is now in London with his wife Kulsoom Nawaz as she undergoes cancer treatment.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Chaudhry Nisar, Shehbaz Sharif, Saad Rafique and other big guns will desert the party amid uncertainty after party chief Nawaz Sharif was indicted on Friday, Rasheed said.

Landslide in northern Malaysia kills 3; 11 more trapped
Mayor promises full-scale investigation following this morning's landslide, which saw almost 18 people buried beside a hillslope. Penang city Mayor Maimunah Mohamad Sharif says weather on the island was dry and the cause of the landslide isn't clear.

Mohammad Bashir, a judge at the Accountability Court, read charges against Sharif during Friday's hearing.

The indictment presents a fresh challenge to Mr Sharif's beleaguered party ahead of next year's general elections, which he is barred from contesting.

Sharif and his sons - Hussain and Hassan - have been named in three corruption references, while his daughter Maryam and her husband have been named in single graft reference related to the family's London flats.

"Everybody has the right to express their opinion or have disagreements as long as they're not violating the country's law", the former PM, who is in London, said in a statement on Saturday.

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