The Islamabad High Court on Thursday set aside the conviction of PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz and her spouse Capt (retd) Mohammad Safdar handed down by an accountability court in the Avenfield reference four years ago and acquitted the couple. In July 2018, the accountability court had sentenced Maryam to seven years in prison and imposed a fine of two million pounds on her.
Taking a jibe at retired generals who called for dismissal of assemblies, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Thursday, said the Pakistan Army veterans were not loyal to their institution. Speaking to media outside Islamabad High Court (IHC), Maryam challenged them to return their medals if they were interested in politics, adding that the media should criticise the one “who made things worse”.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman have both postponed their political activities for the next few days after reporting ill health. Maryam had also been tested for Covid-19 and results were awaited. Maulana Fazl is currently resting at his residence in Dera Ismail Khan while condition improves.
Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan has alleged that Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) Vice President Maryam Nawaz has millions of fake followers on her Twitter account. Fayyaz revealed that out of 5 million followers of Maryam, 80% are fake. He said that most of the followers never liked any tweet. He further added that, 1898 followers created their Twitter accounts in a single day.
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday fixed Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Vice President Maryam Nawaz’s plea seeking her removal from the Exit Control List (ECL) for hearing on February 18. A two-member bench of the LHC headed by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi will hear the plea. Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh will be the other member of the bench.
Nawaz’s treatment has been delayed twice as his daughter, Maryam Nawaz was not allowed to visit him, according to PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif. Shehbaz, who is in London for his brother’s treatment said that the doctors are saying Nawaz’s health is in a delicate position. He says the former prime minister’s daughter, PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz should be allowed to visit her father on humanitarian grounds.
The Lahore High Court granted bail to PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills (CSM) case. The court instructed Maryam to submit two surety bonds of Rs10 million each. She has also been instructed to surrender her passport and deposit an additional amount of Rs70 million. Maryam had approached the high court on September 30 seeking post-arrest bail.
Maryam Nawaz also fell sick after meeting Nawaz Shareef who’s health condition worsened on Wednesday. Maryam was admitted to the hsopital later that day and was allowed to stay in a room next to the one where her father has been undergoing treatment. Few hours later, she was sent back to Kot Lakpat jail i.e. on Thursday morning without letting her complete the treatment.
PML-N has criticised the government for treating Maryam Nawaz like a habitual criminal and trying to weaken her resolve by giving C class facilities in jail to the party’s Vice President. Hitting out at the government, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said the government has crossed all limits in political vendetta as Maryam deserved B class as per jail manual.
PML-N vice president and daughter of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, has been arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The anti-graft body has also arrested Yousaf Abbas Sharif, a nephew of Nawaz, in same case. The move comes following Maryam and Yousaf’s reported refusal to appear before NAB in Chaudhary Sugar Mills and assets beyond means case today at 3pm.