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Pakistan

Web Desk
July 19, 2019

NAB's plea against Maryam Nawaz dismissed

Pakistan

Web Desk
Fri, Jul 19, 2019

ISLAMABAD:  The accountability court on Friday dismissed  NAB's plea against  Maryam Nawaz Sharif for submitting bogus trust deed in Avenfield properties case.

According to Geo News, the court  dismissed the National Accountability Bureau's plea stating that it was not admissible.

The PML-N leader had also  appeared  before the court.

 NAB's prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi had argued that although Maryam Nawaz was awarded sentence in Avenfield reference, she must face trial for submitting the bogus trust deed.

Amjad Pervez, a counsel for Maryam Nawaz, prayed the court to reject the NAB's plea since the  anti-graft body had no right to file such an application.

He said the court could not  hear the plea  after   a judgement has been challenged.

'Talks offer'

Speaking to the media outside the court, Maryam Nawaz said she and her father were approached for talks but they refused to engage in any negotiations.

Asked about the reason behind their refusal, she said one has to sacrifice their principles  in order to hold talks but  she and her father were not ready.

Answering a question, Maryam Nawaz  said although she was willing to give the government five-year time, people will not let it complete its term since it has failed completely.

The PML-N Vice president said as many as 150 party workers were arrested from Rawalpindi on Friday.