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ISLAMABAD: The accountability court on Monday declared Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz as proclaimed offenders after they failed to turn up in accountability references against them.
After they were declared as fugitives, testimonies are being recorded under section 512 of the NAB Ordinance to proceed further against Sharif’s sons.
The court was told that bank accounts and assets of the duo had already been frozen.
In mid of November, the deadline for the Sharif sons to appear in court in connection with the Flagship Investments, Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Avenfield references ─ which also named Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar ─ lapsed on Nov 10.
Hassan and Hussain failed to appear in court despite the issuance of a proclamation against them in October.
Similarly in October, an accountability court had declared Hussain and Hassan – absconders over their perpetual absence from proceedings.
Judge Muhammad Bashir granted the request of the NAB prosecutor who asked him to initiate proceedings to declare the absconding accused proclaimed offenders and order attachment of their properties.
The prosecutor said Hussain and Hassan have failed to appear before the court despite issuance of non-bailable warrants for their arrest.