Maryam Nawaz’s bail petition to be heard today

Muneer Ahmed Bajwa Reporter

30th Oct, 2019. 10:52 am
Maryam Nawaz's bail petition to be heard today

Lahore High Court (LHC) to hear petition seeking bail of Maryam Nawaz, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Vice President in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case here on Wednesday.

According to the details, the court has summoned Maryam Nawaz and NAB lawyers for discussion.

A two-member bench headed by Justice Ali Baqir Najafi will hear the bail petition of Maryam Nawaz.

Previously, LHC had postponed the hearing on the request of National Accountability Bureau‘s (NAB) Lahore director general.

Responding to NAB’s appeal, Maryam Nawaz’s lawyer said the court had not issued any notice to anti-corruption watchdog’s DG and that we can easily brief the case in this hearing.

However, Justice Ali Baqir adjourned the proceedings, saying that the arguments will be recorded in the presence of NAB counsel.

Earlier, NAB had submitted preliminary investigative report to the LHC on Maryam Nawaz’s bail plea, where the bureau had expressed fear that she might flee abroad.

NAB report stated that Maryam Nawaz’s crime is not against one individual but the entire society, and she keeps on obstructing the probe against her.

“Yousaf Abbas, accused in Chaudhry Sugar Mills reference, had also tried to escape before”, read the report.

On July 19, accountability court had turned down petition of NAB claiming Maryam Nawaz had produced a bogus trust deed in Avenfield reference.

She was arrested and shifted to Adiala jail. Later, in September 2018, and was released from jail after the Islamabad High Court suspended her prison sentence.

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