The son-in-law of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been arrested by Pakistani anticorruption authorities in connection with corruption cases pending against him.
Cabinet minister Talal Chaudhry said that Muhammad Safdar was arrested at Islamabad airport early on October 9 upon his arrival from London.
The arrest came hours before Safdar and his wife Maryam Nawaz were to appear before an anticorruption tribunal. She was not detained and later reached the court.
Sharif himself was expected to be indicted over corruption allegations on October 9, after the anticorruption court on October 2 deferred his indictment by a week.
Sharif, his daughter, his son-in-law, and his two sons face corruption allegations after a probe into documents leaked from a Panama law firm indicated that Sharif and some of his family members had undisclosed assets abroad.
Sharif was disqualified from office in July. He denies any wrongdoing.