Ousted PM’s Sons to be Brought Back to Pakistan

Pakistan’s anti-graft watchdog, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), has approached Interpol about extraditing deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s sons, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz, from London, NAB chief confirmed on Thursday, Pakistan Today reported.

Former Prime Minister Nawaz SharifThe brothers were requested to appear before the court in 2017 due to their alleged involvement in money laundering, tax evasion and hidden offshore assets cases centered around their father. Despite repeated requests, they never showed up in court, Gulf News said.

“The bureau does not have any political motives and is not out to target any political party,” NAB’s Chairman Justice Javed Iqbal said. “[Politicians] can run election campaign but when summoned before NAB, they should appear before the bureau.”

Sharif was removed from office in July 2017 after an investigative report showed he had been dishonest about his employment, had not disclosed his salary

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