LHC to hear Maryam Nawaz's bail plea today

October 01, 2019

A two-member bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) will hear bail plea of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case today (Tuesday). According to details, Justice Ali Baqir Najfi will conduct hearing on Maryam’s plea which claimed she is being subjected to political revenge and that the anti-corruption watch dog has not found any evidence against her. Earlier, accountability court had rejected NAB’s plea seeking extension in Maryam’s physical remand and sent her to jail on judicial remand till October 9.

On August 8, NAB team had detained Maryam Nawaz outside the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore for skipping appearance in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case due to meeting with her father and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Maryam Nawaz was unable to provide the required details of foreign investment in sugar mills while she was also failed to satisfy the bureau regarding source of income for purchasing the shares. NAB had also claimed that three foreigners had transferred 11000 shares worth millions of rupees on Maryam Nawaz’s name.

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