The Lahore High Court granted security bail to PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz till April 12
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has granted security bail to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz till April 12. Maryam Nawaz is likely to appear before the NAB on March 26. He had approached the Lahore High Court today to avoid arrest. PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz had today filed an interim bail application in the Lahore High Court against the NAB’s notices. On which the court not only granted the application for hearing but also resumed the hearing a few hours later. In a brief hearing, the court issued a notice to the NAB restraining, Maryam Nawaz, from being arrested till April 12.
It may be recalled that the NAB had summoned the PML-N vice-president on March 26 to investigate a case related to alleged illegal transfer of land. Maryam Nawaz was accused of money laundering and alleged illegal transfer of land in Raiwind. Facing two inquiries. A two-member bench headed by Justice Sarfraz Dogar heard Maryam Nawaz’s bail plea and restrained the NAB from arresting her. In addition, the court issued notice to the NAB seeking its response.
The court ordered Maryam Nawaz to appear before the NAB investigating officer. Maryam Nawaz, through Amjad Pervez Advocate. Had filed a petition in the Lahore High Court and had made NAB a party. The complete record is available with the NAB. He said that NAB has summoned the Jatiya Amira case on March 26 in the land case while the required records have been provided to NAB. Maryam Nawaz said that NAB has issued summons notices in two cases. She appealed to the Lahore High Court. He granted bail and prevented the NAB from arresting him.
It may be recalled that the Punjab government on the occasion of the appearance of the PML-N vice president declared the Lahore office of the NAB as a “red zone” and for March 25 and 26, Rangers and police personnel were also deployed in and around the NAB office.
A statement issued by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) said that on March 26. Maryam Nawaz appeared before the NAB in Lahore in two inquiries in accordance with the law. Allegedly by some NAB accused, political party workers. There are reports of other people attacking the NAB Lahore building, throwing stones. Allegedly obstructing the performance of official duties and damaging the building.
NAB had summoned Maryam Nawaz on March 26 to investigate the alleged illegal transfer of about 1480 kanals of land in Jatiya Amira. NAB said that in 2013, the Sharif family allegedly colluded with the administration of about 3,000 kanals of land.
The agency had said that the master plan of Lahore was changed in 2015 with the alleged connivance of the then DCO Noorul Amin Mengal and Director General of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Ahad Khan Cheema and others.
With the connivance of the Sharif family administration. Thousands of kanals of land were declared as Greenland Area.
In the notice issued by NAB Lahore. Maryam Nawaz was directed to bring with her all the required records for the appearance. It should be noted that NAB Lahore has also summoned Maryam Nawaz in the investigation of the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case on March 26.
The NAB had asked Maryam Nawaz to provide details of the sources of investment of Rs. 86.40 million in Chaudhry Sugar Mills while Rs. 11.52 million of Chaudhry Sugar Mills were transferred to her name from foreigners in 2008. In the same case, the NAB has also filed a petition in the Lahore High Court seeking cancellation of bail of PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills money laundering case.