Request to deem Hassan, Hussain 'proclaimed offenders' to be filed by NAB: sources

NAB report shall include request to label both brothers “proclaimed offenders”, sources


News Desk November 13, 2017
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Hassan and Hussain Nawaz may be deemed “proclaimed offenders” for not appearing in front of the accountability court for any of their hearings regarding the references filed against them, said sources.

Both sons of the deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif have not appeared even though a warning notice was issued in their name.

According to Express News, Judge Muhammad Bashir of the Islamabad accountability court had issued a warning notice to the Nawaz brothers to appear in court on October 11.

Non-bailable arrest warrants issued for Hassan, Hussain Nawaz

Yet, the duo failed to appear on the given date.

On the next date of the hearing, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor shall be presenting their report with the permission of the judges. Sources confirmed that the report shall also include a request to label both brothers as “proclaimed offenders”.

Sources state that besides being labelled as offenders, NAB’s laws also include freezing the assets of the declared absconders in Pakistan. There is also a possibility of NAB being directed to communicate with FIA for the case.

 

Hassan, Hussain's 30-day deadline to appear before court expires today

Earlier, Judge Bashir had issued non-bailable warrants of arrest for both the brothers for failing to appear before the court. The court had also issued directions for separating trial of Hassan and Hussain after they failed to appear before the court despite repeated court orders.

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