Pakistan Arrests ex PM’s Son-in-law

Pakistan's former prime minister's son-in-law was arrested at the Islamabad airport on Monday for failing to show up at a hearing regarding corruption allegations related to his family's wealth, according to Reuters.

Nawaz Sharif January 2015 copyNawaz Sharif (Photo: US Department of State)

Lawmaker Mohammad Safdar, husband of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam, who allegedly stored piles of wealth in the United Kingdom as revealed in the Panama Papers, was detained on request from Pakistan's anti-corruption body, the National Accountability Bureau, on his flight back from London, according to the Associated Press and Reuters.

Nawaz Sharif was dismissed as prime minister in July for allegedly hiding a source of income "he disputes receiving," according to Reuters.

Sharif and his extended family deny any wrongdoing and claim opposition critics are behind his corruption allegations, according to the Associated Press.