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NAB seeks cancellation of Maryam Nawaz’s bail

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has moved the Lahore High Court (LHC) seeking cancellation of the post-arrest bail granted to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz vice president Maryam Nawaz in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.

The NAB, in its petition, argued that Ms Nawaz had been flouting and misusing the concession of bail by continuously attacking the state institutions through political speeches and social media. It stated that the respondent was involved in anti-state propaganda supporting the nefarious designs of the enemies of Pakistan.

The NAB, in its petition, argued that Ms Nawaz had been flouting and misusing the concession of bail by continuously attacking the state institutions through political speeches and social media. It stated that the respondent was involved in anti-state propaganda supporting the nefarious designs of the enemies of Pakistan.

The PML-N termed the petition “frivolous” and an effort to silence Ms Nawaz and deprive her of the constitutional right of the freedom of expression.

Speaking at a news conference in Islamabad, PML-N senior vice president Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and information secretary Marriyum Aurangzeb expressed the hope that the court would not only “dismiss” the petition, but it would also impose a fine on the bureau for wasting that court’s time through a “frivolous” petition.

A two-judge bench had released Ms Nawaz on Nov 4, 2019 on bail with a directive to surrender her passport to the registrar office of the court to show her bona fide as the anti-graft watchdog suspected she could flee the country.

In its petition, the NAB alleged that the respondent had chosen a path of attacking the state institutions and tried to cause friction in the rank and file of armed forces and was also inciting the general public against them by publicly attacking them and the heads of other institutions.

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