London: The Interpol has refused to issue a Red Warrant for the arrest and extradition of Hussain Nawaz Sharif the son of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on the application of Pakistani government.
The decision to reject Pakistan government’s request against Hussain Nawaz was made by the Interpol’s commission, which was comprised of five members headed by its chairperson, during its 10th session.
The papers have shown that the Pakistani authorities have made robust representations, relying on the recent court decision against Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain (retd) Safdar, but it has failed to convince the Interpol for issuing a Red Warrant against the eldest son of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
While hundreds of papers were provided by both sides in favour of their cases, the Interpol’s Commission’s decision was made on 11 pages which summons up the case of both sides succinctly and then declaring that the NCB has failed to produce “sufficient evidence” linking Hussain Nawaz with the charges made against him in the application seeking a Red Warrant.
The decision reads: “The Commission finds that the NCB of Pakistan has not provided sufficient facts that specifically link the wanted individual to the charges against him and it is not able to confirm that the data registered would be in compliance with Interpol’s rule and in view of the Article 83 of the PRD.”
It further added: “For the reasons, the Commission decides that the data concerning the applicant are not compliant with Interpol’s rules applicable to the proceeding of personal data and that they shall be deleted from Interpol’s files.” It noted: “However, the applicant’s personal and specific role in the offence forming the base of the Red Notice request remains unclear even after further elements were provided by the NCB of Pakistan.”
It said, “During the course of investigation conducted it is found that the accused Nawaz Sharif being a public office holder owned Avenfield apartments and properties flats bearing 16, 16-1, 17 and 17-A beyond its known sources of income and shown to be acquired the same in the name of accused Hussain Nawaz Sharif (since declared proclaimed offender) of which the accused Maryam Nawaz was made as the trustee, which from record and forensic report has been proved to be fake and fabricated, in this way the accused and Hussain being benamidar aided, abetted and conspired and coincided themselves with Nawaz Sharif in commission of offence”.