Permanent arrest warrants for Hassan, Hussain Nawaz sent to Interpol: sources

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Permanent arrest warrants for Hassan, Hussain Nawaz sent to Interpol: sources

ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry has sent the arrest warrants for Hassan and Hussain Nawaz , sons of former premier Nawaz Sharif, to the Interpol, sources told.

An accountability court issued the warrants in the Avenfield reference and issued orders to present the two immediately before the court.

Hassan and Hussain Nawaz were formally declared proclaimed offender after issuance of the warrants.

Hassan and Hussain, who have been absconding in the case, were declared "proclaimed offenders" and the court ordered non-bailable perpetual warrants of arrest against them.

The court on July 6 had also sentenced former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to a total of 11 years in prison and slapped a £8 million fine (Rs1.3 billion) on him in the Avenfield properties reference while his daughter Maryam was sentenced to eight years with a £2 million fine (Rs335 million).

The sentences will run concurrently, which means Nawaz will serve 10 years in prison, while Maryam seven. Additionally, Nawaz's son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar has been given a one year sentence without any fine.

APP/AFP

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