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NAB notices pasted at Lahore residences of Nawaz Sharif

News Agencies | Updated on: 12 October 2017, 12:45 IST

Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has given ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif's sons, Hussain and Hassan, 30 days to appear before the Islamabad accountability court, failing which they would be declared proclaimed offenders (PO) and their properties attached.

Following this, on 11 October, the NAB officials pasted copies of the said notice at the Model Town and Jati Umra residences of the Sharif family.

"The process of issuing red warrants for Sharif's sons will begin after the completion of 30 days (on 10 November), if they do not appear before the court," the Dawn quoted a NAB prosecutor, as saying.

Hussain and Hassan had reportedly decided to not join the proceedings of the corruption references against them.

On October 9, the NAB had declared Sharif's sons offenders for repeatedly failing to appear before it.

Earlier after appearing before the NAB court on Monday, when Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz was asked when her brothers would appear before the court, she said, "My brothers live abroad... the laws of here [Pakistan] don't apply to them."

The hearing was adjourned until 13 October, when members of the Sharif family will be indicted.

On 28 July, a five-judge larger bench of the Supreme Court, while disqualifying Sharif under Article 62(1) (f) of the Constitution had asked the NAB to file four references in the Rawalpindi accountability court within six weeks on the basis of the material collected and referred to by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) as well as that already available with the Federal Investigation Agency and the NAB.


First published: 12 October 2017, 12:45 IST