PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz (L) and retired Captain Muhammad Safdar. — Picture: File

ISLAMABAD: The Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday filed a petition within the Islamabad Excessive Court docket (LHC) in search of the cancellation of the post-arrest bails granted to PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz and her husband retired Captain Muhammad Safdar within the Avenfield properties reference.

Maryam Nawaz and her husband Captain (retd) Mohammad Safdar had been launched from Adiala jail on September 19 after the Islamabad Excessive Court docket suspended their jail sentences within the Avenfield corruption case.

In its petition, the anti-graft watchdog mentioned that Maryam and Safdar misused the concession of bail.

Maryam delivered “hate speeches” towards NAB, the anti-graft watchdog argued. The suspects’ conduct brought on stress on the witnesses in search of to testify towards them, NAB mentioned, including that its Lahore workplace was attacked through the PML-N leaders’ look earlier than investigation officers.

“Maryam Nawaz considers each NAB look a political theater and converts the courtroom right into a press membership,” learn the petition. She doesn’t care about court docket decorum, NAB alleged.

After every NAB look, the PML-N chief “passes inflammatory remarks towards high-ranked officers” and the anti-graft watchdog, the petition additional said.

An accountability court docket had handed a seven years imprisonment sentence and £2 million effective to Maryam Nawaz within the Avenfield properties corruption reference on July 6, 2018, the NAB instructed the court docket.

The PML-N chief had additionally been disqualified for any public workplace by the accountability court docket, NAB mentioned, and pleaded the court docket to cancel the bails granted to Maryam and Safdar on September 19, 2018.

IHC grants Maryam extension to rent  new lawyer 

On September 8, the Islamabad Excessive Court docket gave Maryam an extension to rent a brand new lawyer earlier than September 23 for her plea difficult the sentence awarded to her within the Avenfield reference.

A two-member bench, comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani, had been listening to pleas filed by Maryam and Safdar.

In the course of the listening to that day, Maryam had maintained that her lawyer, Advocate Amjad Parvez, had excused himself from additional representing her case as a result of an sickness.

She had moved the court docket to grant her an extension to rent a brand new lawyer.

“I wish to carry some information to the fore by submitting one other plea,” Maryam mentioned. “I don’t wish to give off the impression that the case is being delayed,” she added.

At this, Justice Farooq remarked that Maryam had the precise to rent a lawyer in accordance with her will and file a petition, subsequently, the court docket wouldn’t object to this.

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