Chaudhry sugar mills case: LHC seeks Maryam Nawaz's reply till April 7 on NAB plea

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday has sought a reply from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz on April 7 on a National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) plea challenging her bail in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.

A two-member bench of LHC has conducted the hearing during which, Chaudhry Khaleeq-uz-Zaman and Faisal Bukhari appeared before the court from NAB side while Maryam Nawaz didn’t attend 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. 

Earlier today, Maryam Nawaz 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 NAB s move to challenge her bail in Chaudhry Sugar Mills, 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