LAHORE (9 News) – The Lahore High Court (LHC) will announce reserved verdict on Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz’s bail plea in Chuadhry Sugar Mills case.
The two members bench of LHC headed by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi had reserved verdict on Maryam Nawaz s bail plea on October 31.
During the previous hearing, the NAB prosecutor appeared before the court in where he continued arguments. He told the court that the petitioner sought bail for looking after her father and the law has not space for the genre of bail.
He argued that various inquiries are under proceeding against Maryam Nawaz including the case related to the judge’s blackmailing scandal, Flagship and Al-Azizia references.
Justice Najafi questioned for Maryam’s conviction in a corruption reference. To this, the prosecutor responded that she is convicted in Avenfield reference and sentenced for seven-year imprisonment. The sentence was suspended by the Islamabad High Court (IHC),” he added.
The prosecutor pleaded LHC to reject the petition and declare it non-maintainable.
After the conclusion of arguments, the LHC bench reserved its verdict which would be announced.
Maryam is on judicial remand in an inquiry related to Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. An accountability court last week extended her judicial remand till November 2.
The petition was filed by filed by Amjad Pervez and Azam Nazeer. In the petition, Maryam has pleaded with the court to release her on bail as her father is unwell and undergoing medical treatment at Lahore’s Services Hospital.
The PML-N leader also adopted a stance that she has to take care of her farther and her presence with ailing father is necessary.
in he previous hearing, Maryam’s lawyer argued that the NAB has completed its investigation from her and now she is on judicial remand. On reply, the court remarked that read the reply of NAB and then argue on the point.
Earlier, PM Imran Khan has allowed Maryam Nawaz to stay with her ailing father Nawaz Sharif in Services Hospital. She has been granted permission to stay with her father on humanitarian grounds. The Punjab government has been informed about the decision made by the prime minister.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan phoned Punjab Governor Ch Sarwar and directed him to ensure healthcare facilities to Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz.