The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday moved the Islamabad High Court (LHC) seeking the cancellation of the bails of PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz and her husband Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield properties reference.

In its petition, the NAB said that Maryam and Safdar misused the concession of bail.

Maryam delivered “hate speeches” against the NAB, the counsel argued.

The suspects’ conduct caused pressure on the witnesses seeking to testify against them, NAB said, adding that its Lahore office was attacked during the PML-N leaders’ appearance before investigation officers.

“Maryam Nawaz considers every NAB appearance a political theater and converts the courtroom into a press club,” read the petition. She does not care about court decorum, NAB alleged.

After each NAB appearance, the PML-N leader “passes inflammatory remarks against high-ranked officials” and the anti-graft watchdog, the petition further stated.

An accountability court handed a seven years imprisonment sentence and £2 million fine to Maryam Nawaz in the Avenfield properties corruption reference on July 6, 2018.

The PML-N leader had also been disqualified for any public office by the accountability court, NAB said, and pleaded the court to cancel the bails granted to Maryam and Safdar on September 19, 2018.


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