Hasan, Hussain declared proclaimed offenders

Hasan, Hussain declared proclaimed offenders

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The accountability court on Tuesday declared Hasan and Hussain Nawaz ‘proclaimed offenders’ for failing to appear in court, the Express News reported.

NAB’s prosecution team would request the court to declare Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz proclaimed offenders in all three references for “deliberately avoiding court proceedings”.

On October 2, the accountability court issued non-bailable warrants for the arrest of both brothers for failing to appear in court. Later, the court separated the trial of Hassan and Hussain from other accused – Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Safdar and Capt (retd) Safdar – and declared them as absconders.

The court had also ordered authorities concerned to initiate proceedings under Section 87 (proclamation for person absconding) of the Criminal Procedure Code.

On October 10, the accountability court declared the Sharif’s sons as ‘absconders’ while allowing them to appear before the court within 30 days, otherwise they would be declared ‘proclaimed offenders’.

The 30-day deadline expired on November 11.

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