Egyptian authorities ordered on Tuesday (September 11th) the arrest of deposed President Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister and former presidential candidate, Ahmed Shafiq, on suspicion of corruption, AFP reported.
Shafiq, who has been living abroad in the United Arab Emirates since narrowly losing the first post-Mubarak elections to Mohamed Morsi in June, has been barred from travel using his Egyptian passport since last month.
He faces corruption charges in a case connected to that of Mubarak's sons Alaa and Gamal.
Shafiq was named premier in the last days of Mubarak's presidency before the longstanding president's overthrow in February 2011.
He won 48.3% of the vote in a second-round presidential election runoff against Morsi in June.