Red warrant to be issued for Nawaz’s extradition: Farogh Naseem
KARACHI: Legal expert Farogh Naseem on Friday said help will be sought through red notice and red warrant to extradite former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, if he does not return to Pakistan, ARY News reported.
An accountability court handed Nawaz Sharif 10 years as jail time for owning assets beyond income and 1 year for not cooperating with NAB in the Avenfield properties corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
His daughter Maryam Nawaz has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for abetment, and one year for non-cooperation with the anti-graft authority.
Explicating the court verdict, the counsel Farogh said Maryam’s disqualification term will begin after she would have served her jail term, which means that she has in total been disqualified for 17 years. While, he said, likewise Nawaz has been disqualified for 20 years.
A red notice is a request to locate and provisionally arrest an individual pending extradition. While, a red notice is the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant. Interpol (the International Criminal Police Organization) circulates notices to member countries and the required person can be extradited through formal application, after he has been found.