Maryam Nawaz to appear before Islamabad accountability court today


A day after former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was arrested on the Lahore Motorway, PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz is heading to Islamabad for an accountability court hearing. 

She is appearing before the Islamabad accountability court on a petition filed by NAB against her for presenting a fake trust deed during the Avenfield reference. The court summoned her today (Friday).

Security is on high alert in the capital and no one unrelated to the case is allowed to enter the court. Roads around the Federal Judicial Complex have been sealed for traffic.

NAB is arguing that by presenting the fake documents, she deceived the court. She was sentenced to a year in jail in the Avenfield case but NAB says she wasn’t sentenced for presenting fake documents, which is why it has now filed a separate request.

She left Lahore Friday morning along with Marriyum Aurangzeb and Hina Pervez Butt.

Before she left Jati Umra her car was showered with rose petals. Workers cheered as her caravan departed.

Ahead of her court appearance, she took a jab at the government on Twitter. “You can arrest the whole of the PML-N but you still won’t be able to run the country. You will have to answer to the nation for your incompetence and failures,” she wrote. For more latest news Pakistan, visit


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