ISLAMABAD: Police have conducted a raid to arrest two close relatives of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, sources told Geo News on Tuesday night.
The raid was carried out to arrest Habib Ilyas, son of the PM’s first cousin, and Waqas Ilyas, a close relative of the PM after a court issued arrest warrants for the two, sources said.
According to details, Deputy Commissioner of Inland Revenue, Umer Riaz led the raid at Abdullah and Hasib Waqas Suger Mills in Model Town area on Monday evening. But, both the individuals were not present at the offices.
Taxes of millions of rupees are outstanding against Abdullah and Hasib Waqas Sugar Mills.
Two cases had been lodged against the directors of these sugar mills on March 17. These cases suggest that both the men have a number of outstanding taxes which add up to Rs267 million.
Central Special Judge Customs has ordered arrest and presentation of five people before him by September 28.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the PM House issued a statement saying Haseeb and Waqas have nothing to do with the businesses of Sharif family.
He said the government institutions would take action against all law breakers regardless of their association. “The government would implement the law of the land above personal interest,” he added.