Not afraid of threats and arrests, Maryam Nawaz reiterates

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz on Monday has reiterated that she is not afraid of detentions and threats.

Talking to media at Jati Umra in Lahore, the PML-N leader said that ‘fake’ leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) are in panic condition due to the popularity of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). The concerned authorities are ready to arrest the opposition leaders whenever they talk about the rallies or long march, she added.

Maryam Nawaz, while responding to the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) move to challenge her bail in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case, asked how can the anti-graft watchdog get the authority to scrutinize statements of the witnesses.  

NAB has failed to perform its duty regarding elimination of corruption from the country, she asserted.

The PML-N vice president further told that she has always attended the hearings of references against her. Last time, when I came to appear before the bureau, I was attacked and the officials didn’t open the gate, she went on to say.

On the other hand, a two member bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) heard a petition filed by the NAB for the cancellation of Maryam Nawaz s bail in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills and money laundering case today.

During the proceedings, NAB lawyer told the LHC judges that PML-N leader is misusing her bail and not appearing before the anti-graft watchdog. Maryam Nawaz had pelted stones at NAB office with the help of her activists, he alleged.

The NAB representative further adopted the stance that inquiry against PML-N vice present has been changed into investigation.