Sharif to face indictment on Oct 9

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"Nawaz Sharif has chose to appear before the court in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references in order to expose the targeted trial", Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said and added justice is being "compromised" in the case.

The bill had already been passed by the NA and the Senate - the upper house of the Parliament - but was returned to the lower house for fresh votes on the Senate's amendments.

PML-N's Central Working Committee (CWC) has agreed to amend the party's constitution, paving way for his return, the Pakistani daily Dawn reported.

Sharif had relinquished the position of PML-N chief after his ouster from power under the July 28 verdict of the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case.

The amendment was made unanimously at a meeting chaired by party's interim president Senator Sardar Yaqub Nasir at Punjab House after it was moved by Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, who is also the general-secretary of the party.

The former prime minister appeared before the accountability court for the second time at judicial complex Islamabad.

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The blast occurred alongside a densely populated road near Hamarweyne market, an area where bombings claimed by the Islamist Shabaab insurgency have previously occurred.

The bill was also ratified by President Mamnoon Hussain.

On the other hand, the counsel for the Sharif family members Khawaja Haris assured the court that former premier's children would appear before the court on next date of hearing.

The court had summoned Sharif, his son-in-law, Capt (retd) Safdar and his children; Hassan, Hussain and Maryam Nawaz, to appear before the court in relation to the corruption cases filed against them.

The general council of the PML-N will meet at the Convention Center today to elect Nawaz Sharif as the party chief.

Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau is set to indict former prime minister in the accountability court in three corruption and money laundering cases involving his family's offshore properties on Monday.

Earlier, there had been reports that the ousted prime minister would fly to London on Thursday to be with his wife, Kulsoom, who has been undergoing treatment for throat cancer at a private hospital in London.

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