ISLAMABAD Ė A Pakistan court indicted on Thursday a former prime minister and two of his family members on corruption charges related to their ownership of several apartments through firms in tax havens at an exclusive zone in London.
The people indicted by the National Accountability Bureau (anti-corruption body) are Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and her husband, Mohamed Safdar Awan.
Maryam, who attended the hearing with her husband, told the media they rejected all the charges, while Nawaz is currently in London accompanying his wife who is suffering from cancer.
The trial will begin on Oct. 26 and the accused could face up to 14 years in prison, confiscation of property and disqualification for life from holding public office if found guilty.
Nawazís other two children, Hassan and Hussain face charges separately, according to a court decision made last week, after they failed to attend the first hearings until that point.
The Sharif family is facing three corruption cases after the NAB opened investigations against them following an order by the Supreme Court on July 28.
The three cases are related to the ownership of apartments in an exclusive part of London, the establishment of companies Azizia Steel and Hill Metal, as well as of Flagship Investment Limited and 15 other companies.
Sharif resigned on July 28 after the Supreme Court disqualified him for failing to declare a salary he no longer received from his sonís company in the United Arab Emirates, which it determined as lack of honesty.