On Monday, Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif appeared in court to answer for corruption allegations.
Sharif became prime minister in April after a vote of no confidence ousted former Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The corruption investigation stems from allegations that Sharif abused his power when he was the province of Punjab’s chief minister.
He is accused of giving out contracts to those connected to his party from 2013 to 2018.
Amjad Pervez, Sharif’s attorney, voiced concerns about the hearing affecting Sharif’s job as prime minister.
The court granted an exemption for Sharif to avoid appearing in-person.
Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League party has been accused of corruption in the past involving family-favored patronage.