Nawaz, Maryam to return on Friday

Observer Report


Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Maryam Nawaz has said that she will return to Pakistan, along with her father, on Friday, despite being sentenced to eight years in prison in the Avenfield properties case.
The former first daughter was speaking to reporters in London, a day after the accountability court verdict.
“It’s written in the verdict that Nawaz Sharif is not involved in corruption,” she said. “My father has been acquitted from money laundering charges.”
Maryam said that her father also faced accountability during the Musharraf regime, but nothing was proven against him. The former first daughter said that the Avenfied case verdict, given by an accountability court, was solely based on assumptions. “The United Kingdom authorities authenticated the trust deed,” she added.
Maryam said the authorities should use red warrants to bring back dictators, who violated the Constitution of Pakistan. Talking to media Maryam Nawaz stated that Sharif family would move British government against verdict declared in Avenfield reference. She called for thorough probe in UK for transparency in the matter.
“Due process will be implied against the court’s decision,” said Maryam Nawaz, adding that the institutions in the UK have already told the Pakistani institutions that no illegality was carried out.”
When asked whether she had been informed by her lawyers that they need to surrender themselves within 10 days to get any sort of relief, she said: “We will go back before that [10 days] anyway.”
Meanwhile, the PML-N fielded Malik Irfan Shafi Khokhar in PP-173 and Ali Pervaiz from NA-127 to contest the 2018 elections in place of Maryam Nawaz, after her conviction led to her disqualification.
Ali Pervaiz is son of PML-N Lahore president and former MNA Pervaiz Malik. Ali had filed nomination papers in this constituency as a covering candidate and had not withdrawn these.

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