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.
More than 3,000 activists and leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) have been booked in different police stations in Faisalabad. Charges of delivering speeches against the government, staging rallies without seeking permission, using loudspeaker and hurling threats of disrupting peace on Sunday night have been noted. Police said the accused had created problems by blocking various roads.
The accountability court, presided by Judge Muhammad Bashir has declared plea ‘Calibre’ against Maryam Nawaz inadmissible for hearing. The plea by the anti-graft watchdog (NAB) seeked action against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz for allegedly submitting a bogus trust deed in the Avenfield case. The NAB had also requested a trial against Maryam for fraudulent documents.
The vice president of Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N), Maryam Nawaz Sharif, in a Tweet has asked people to come out for protest rallies over the country, demanding to free former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Maryam also added in her Tweet that people should come out to fight for their right as their mandate has been stolen.
The Islamabad High Court decided to remove accountability judge Arshad Malik from his post following a controversy revolving around the ‘leaked’ video tape of the judicial officer. The IHC judge directed the registrar office to write a letter to the law ministry regarding relieving judge Malik of his post and repatriating him to the parent department, the LHC.
After government’s move to discontinue provision of home-cooked food, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz has threatened to go on a hunger strike outside Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore if her father Nawaz Sharif is not allowed to eat homemade food. She stated in a Tweet that she doesn’t trust these “oppressors” who can mix anything in his food.
PML-N leadership, along with Maryam Nawaz have come forward with a secretly recorded video of Accountability Judge Arshad Malik, who had in December 2018 sentenced Nawaz Sharif to seven years in jail. Video played at the press conference shows Malik confessing that that there was no proof of corruption against Nawaz and he was “blackmailed” into giving the judgement.