Nawaz's sons

Arrest warrants suspended for Nawaz’s sons in Avenfield case

The accountability court has granted a reprieve to Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz, sons of former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Mian Nawaz Sharif, on long-term indefinite arrest warrants issued against them in the context of the murder. Avenfield affair. housing case.

The accountability court had already declared Hassan and Hussain Nawaz suspected criminals in 2018 and issued indefinite arrest warrants against them. The case revolves around the ownership and acquisition of luxury apartments in London by the Sharif family.

Announcing the reserved verdict on Thursday, Justice Nasir Javed Rana revealed that arrest warrants against the suspects have been suspended indefinitely until March 14.

The court previously ruled that Hassan, Hussain, and Maryam Nawaz were not financially sound in 1993, 1995, and 1996, when the Avenfield apartments were allegedly purchased through offshore companies in London.

Hassan and Hussain’s lawyers, Qazi Misbah-ul-Hassan and Rana Irfan Advocate, had appeared in court before the decision was stayed. The defense argued that all other suspects in the case were acquitted after the Supreme Court filed. The lawyers said Hassan and Hussain would return to Pakistan on March 12 and appear voluntarily in court. Two arrest warrants had already been suspended and the suspects were ready to appear in court.

Prosecutor Sohail Arif supported the idea of ​​giving the suspect a chance to appear in court. The decision to suspend the perpetual arrest warrants until March 14 gives Hassan and Hussain Nawaz the opportunity to appear before the accountability court.