ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Monday declared Hassan and Hussain Nawaz, sons of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, as proclaimed offenders in NAB references.
According to details, Hassan and Hussain were declared proclaimed offenders in three references of NAB.
“Arrest warrants of both suspects will stand,” ruled the court.
In line with the rules contained in NAB Ordinance, the process of recording statements against the two suspects has been initiated.
The accountability court has sought details from NAB in order to freeze assets of Hassan and Hussain Nawaz.
Nawaz Sharif and his sons have been indicted separately in all three NAB references – Flagship Investment Co, Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Sharif family’s Avenfield Properties in London, while Maryam and husband Safdar have been named only in the Avenfield reference.
NAB had earlier filed an application to the Accountability Court hearing corruption references against the Sharif family, seeking the status of absconder for Hassan and Hussain.
NAB investigator Muhammad Kamran had also filed details of properties of the two accused, who are currently in London.
NAB had also submitted details of four bank accounts of Hussain Nawaz. According to it, Hussain has $3992 in an account; $4272 in second account; £207 in third account and Rs.0.3 million in fourth account.
NAB had informed the court that Lahore Development Authority (LDA) and Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Deputy Commissioner Lahore and Bahria Town have provided to details of Hussain’s properties.
Story first published: 4th December 2017