Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan Babar Awan has said that Maryam Nawaz is a “convicted” corrupt leader and herself says “come arrest me”.
Speaking to BOL News’ program Tajzia with host Sami Ibrahim, Babar Awan has termed the decision by Islamabad High Court (IHC) about the Chairman Senate much right.
The IHC has on Monday dismissed a reserved judgment on whether the PPP’s petition against the election of the Senate chairman was admissible or not.
Awan further said that the ongoing matters in the parliament “can’t be challenged in court”.
Lambasting further at PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz, he said that no one has the right to interfere in the legal procedure by the anti-corruption watchdog.
“Being forceful to NAB by any means and harassing the institution is totally intolerable,” Babar Awan added. He further said that the penalty for putting pressure on NAB is 10 years.
Earlier today, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz has been granted bail by Lahore High Court.
She has been given bail ahead of National Accountability Bureau (NAB)’s March 26 hearing in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills and Raiwind [Jati Umra] land transfer cases.
Maryam Nawaz had filed an interim bail application in the court on Wednesday morning.
She had mentioned in her plea, “Record relating to Jatti Umra land has been presented before NAB, no physical presence is required, any record if NAB demand will be furnished before NAB, the call-up notices is general and vague and same does not specify the fact, point, nature of the allegation and it’s nexus with the petitioner who admittedly has never remained holder if any public office.”
She had also requested to be granted bail. She had requested that NAB should not arrest her.
She had also mentioned that NAB was targeting political opponents at the behest of the government and that the petitioner may be arrested on March 26 under pressure from the government.
According to details, the petition was submitted by Azam Nazir Tarar. He requested the court to take up the case today due to its urgency. He said that Maryam is present in the court.