Sharif, his daughter Maryam and her husband plead not guilty to charges relating to family’s London properties

An anti-corruption court in Pakistan has indicted the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif over allegations involving his family’s ownership of expensive London property, potentially paving the way for the imprisonment of the disqualified leader.

The indictment is the latest blow in a lengthy public fall triggered by last year’s Panama Papers leaks, and comes as Sharif’s family assiduously tries to maintain its influence in Pakistan.

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