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Arrest Warrant Issued For Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif speaks to media after appearing before an anti-corruption commission at the Federal Judicial Academy in Islamabad in June.

An arrest warrant has been issued for former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after he failed to appear in court to face allegations of corruption.

Sharif, who pleaded not guilty to the charges last week, failed to appear in court and was slapped with a so-called "bailable arrest warrant." The former premiere was on a religious pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia at the time of Thursday's hearing, Pakistani media reports.

The bailable arrest warrant means that Sharif, 67, could avoid arrest by paying bail, but if he declines to do so, the judge could convert the warrant into a non-bailable one.

As we reported a week ago, Sharif was indicted by an anti-corruption court in Islamabad on charges that he had acquired assets "disproportionate to his known means of income." He is also charged with money laundering tied to a Panama law firm.

Shariff's daughter and son-in-law have also been charged with related offenses. The family denies any wrongdoing.

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