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Non-bailable arrest warrants issued for Hussain, Hassan Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Tuesday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Hussain and Hassan Nawaz, the sons of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who have been declared absconders in the Avenfield reference case. Hussain and Hassan were declared proclaimed offenders and the court ordered non-bailable perpetual arrest warrants against them. The National Accountability Bureau has written a letter to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the Ministry of Interior to approach the Interpol to issue a red…

NAB obtains arrest warrants for Nawaz Sharif, Maryam, Safdar

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has obtained arrest warrants for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law captain retired Safdar after their convictions in the Avenfield reference case. The NAB filed an application in the accountability on Saturday seeking the arrest warrants to apprehend the convicts. The anti-graft watchdog raised apprehensions that Safdar, who is currently in Pakistan, may flee the country. NAB has sent several teams instructing them to arrest…

South Korean police seek arrest warrant for Korean Air daughter

SEOUL: South Korean police are seeking an arrest warrant for the youngest daughter of Korean Air Lines’ chairman on suspicion of assault during a recent angry outburst, police said on Friday. Cho Hyun-min, the younger sister of the notorious “nut rage” heiress of the airline, who got into trouble over a petulant outburst in 2014, is being investigated over accusations that she threw a drink at people at a business meeting last month. Cho, 34, made a tearful apology during a media scrum on Monday when she made her first…

Assange loses new bid to cancel English arrest warrant

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday lost his legal battle to overturn an English arrest warrant against him, and with it his hopes of freely leaving Ecuador's London embassy, where he has been holed up since 2012. At Westminster Magistrates Court in the British capital, judge Emma Arbuthnot rejected his lawyers' argument that upholding the warrant was no longer in the public interest. "Arrest is a proportionate response even though Mr Assange has restricted his own freedom for a number of years," she…

Spain drops European arrest warrant for sacked Catalan leader

MADRID: Spain has withdrawn a European arrest warrant for Catalonia's sacked leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his former ministers, who fled to Belgium after the regional parliament declared unilateral independence, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday. In a statement, the court said Judge Pablo Llarena, in charge of the case, decided to withdraw the warrant as the five have said they want to come back to Spain to participate in regional elections on December 21. He however maintains the Spanish arrest warrant and they…

NAB writes to Islamabad Airport security, requests access to Nawaz Sharif’s return flight

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has sought access to the flight of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who arrives in the country tomorrow to appear before an accountability court. The deposed prime minister will arrive on Flight No. PK-786 at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad on Thursday, November 2. An accountability court in Islamabad issued bailable arrest warrants for Sharif and directed to produce him at the next hearing on November 3. Sharif has been in London due to the frail…