Hassan, Hussain Nawaz’s names not on blacklist: Minister

August 8, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry on Wednesday contradicted news of placing Hassan, Hussain names on Black list.

Talking to a private Tv channel Interior Minister, Muhammad Azam said names of Hassan and Hussain not placed in the blacklist, up till now only red warrants have been issued of the both.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has requested for the names of Hassan and Hussain to be placed on the Exit Control List on which the caretaker cabinet has not passed a decision.

Earlier, reports were circulating saying the names of Nawaz Sharif’s sons, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz have been placed on the blacklist and they will not be able to travel on their Pakistani passports.

On August 04, the government approached Interpol for issuing red warrants against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s sons Hassan and Hussain.

The decision after NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal asked the interior ministry to initiate the process of bringing back former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s sons who have living in London to take care of their ailing mother Kulsoom Nawaz.

An accountability court already declared Hasan and Hussain Nawaz proclaimed offenders (POs) in corruption references against them.

According to sources, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) submitted an application to the Interpol headquarters in France with the request to issue the red warrant of Hasan and Hussain Nawaz.

The application submitted through the FIA headquarters states that Hasan and Hussain are wanted in Pakistan in corruption references and the court has already issued permanent arrest warrants against them. Previously, the court issued directions for separate trials of Hasan and Hussain after they failed to appear before the court despite repeated orders to face the references in line with the Supreme Court’s direction in the Panama Papers case. INP