Interpol declines request to issue red warrants for Sharif's sons

International police term sons of former premier as 'politically exposed personalities'

News Desk April 07, 2019
FIA had requested the Interpol last year to issue red warrants for the extradition of PML-Chief sons Hassan and Hussain.PHOTO: FILE

Interpol has refused to issue red warrants for the arrest and extradition of former prime minister Nawaz Shairf’s sons Hassan and Hussain Nawaz.

Both sons of the PML-N supremo hold dual nationalities and are currently based in the United Kingdom.

Interpol, while rejecting the Federal Investigation Agency's request, stated that the Hassan and Hussain are politically exposed personalities, hence their red warrants can not be issued, Express News reported on Sunday.

The FIA has also informed the interior ministry and high officials in this regard.

In July last year, the accountability court had declared both of Sharif’s sons as proclaimed offenders and ordered issuance of non-bailable perpetual warrants for their arrest in the Avenfield reference.

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In the same judgement, announced by Judge Muhammad Bashir, the court sentenced ousted premier to 10 years rigorous imprisonment, his daughter Maryam to seven years rigorous imprisonment and son-in-law, Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar, to one-year rigorous imprisonment.

Subsequently, the FIA submitted an application to the Interpol headquarters in France with the request to issue red warrant of Hassan and Hussain.

The National Accountability Bureau had also sought the help of the interior ministry for the arrest of both brothers.



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