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Pak court declares Sharif's sons absconders

ANI  |  Islamabad [Pakistan] 

Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's sons, Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz, were declared absconders in anti-graft references against them by an accountability court, on Monday.

According to Dunya News, the took the decision due to their persistent absence.

The has also begun to record statements of witnesses and collecting evidence in the corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The NAB told the that they hadn't found any properties of Sharif's sons in

Their and accounts had already frozen, the NAB added.

On November 15, the had passed a similar order declaring them as absconders for the reason.

Earlier on October 31, the had ordered the freezing of company owned by Sharif's sons.

The in six companies owned by Hassan and Hussain Nawaz were ordered frozen.

The directed the Securities and Exchange Commission of (SECP) to freeze these after taking into account details presented in a report submitted by NAB prosecutor Afzal Qureshi.

Non-bailable warrants of arrest were issued for Hassan and Hussain earlier this month for failing to appear before the

Last month, the NAB filed four corruption references against the Sharif family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar with the accountability The references were prepared in light of the July 28 judgement of the Supreme in the Panamagate case.

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First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 20:10 IST