*ISLAMABAD: *The interior minister on Wednesday dismissed the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) plea to issue red warrants against deposed premier Nawaz Sharif’s sons Hassan and Hussain, Express News reported.
In light of the Avenfield reference verdict by the accountability court in Islamabad, the country’s anti-graft body approached the interior ministry to request for Interpol’s help in expediting Hassan and Hussain. However, the ministry rejected the request, claiming that it is incomplete.
The interior minister has also decided not to approach Interpol until all documents and evidence are in order. Both Hassan and Hussain were declared proclaimed offenders in the Avenfield reference case as they failed to appear for any of the hearings despite repeated summons from the bureau and court.
On July 6, the court sentenced Nawaz to ten years imprisonment, handing seven to daughter Maryam Sharif and one year to son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar.