Not dependent on PM since 1992, Maryam tells SC

Published: January 17, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on Tuesday in her reply to the Supreme Court said she is not dependent on the premier since her marriage in 1992.

Maryam Nawaz’s counsel, Shahid Hamid, presented details of assets and taxes paid by her in agriculture and non-agriculture income.

Maryam in her reply maintained that she was not her father’s dependent after her marriage in 1992 to Captain Safdar, and that she lives with her husband. In her reply, she stated the Raiwind Estate comprising of five homes belongs to  her paternal grandmother.

PM’s counsel continues arguments

Prime minister’s counsel Makhdoom Ali Khan during the course of the hearing cited several judgments to establish that the apex court cannot adjudicate PM Nawaz on the basis of his speeches in Parliament.

The top court, however, observed that the privilege of lawmakers to say anything in Parliament without being held accountable was not absolute under Article 66 of the Constitution.

“Privilege of parliamentarians to say something in Parliament is not absolute under Article 66 of the Constitution,” Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh remarked during the hearing of the case against the premier and his family.

PM’s parliament speech beyond SC remit: counsel

However, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa in his observation said nobody was prosecuting the prime minister on the basis of his speeches in the Parliament but the court was deliberating on whether it could look into the premier’s speech or not in the context of the case.

“These were not regular parliamentary proceedings as the prime minister himself volunteered to say something on the Panama Papers issue,” Justice Khosa said. “Committing a crime is not performance of official duty and the Parliament is not an island where you can do whatever you want,” he added.


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Reader Comments (19)

  • saeed
    Jan 17, 2017 - 12:08PM

    What a country Pakistan has become, the stubbornness of PM is such that he is willing to ask for immunity but not willing to resign. why do PM need immunity and privilege when he has not done any thing wrong. the thing which really worries and scares me about my country is the role of government institutions in all this fiasco. where is NAB, FIA, FBR, are they personal servants to the sitting PM or to safeguard the interests of Pakistani nation..Recommend

  • Parvez
    Jan 17, 2017 - 12:48PM

    Isn’t that exactly opposite of what he said addressing the people on live TV ????Recommend

  • JZ
    Jan 17, 2017 - 12:48PM

    Imran Khan have morally won this case in today hearing, doesn’t matter if Nawaz Sharif gets out of it.Recommend

  • BrainBro
    Jan 17, 2017 - 1:15PM

    Well at least Imran Khan has won this case in the hearts of the people. It remains to be seen if this can translate in to votes, because at the end of the day, it is what really matters.Recommend

  • Tasadiq
    Jan 17, 2017 - 1:21PM

    Thank you Imran Khan. Thank you PTI.
    You have fought the case for the entire Nation and proved that NS is a THIEF who has stolen from the Pakistani People and made personal fortune for himself and his family.

    It is inevitable that SC will find a way of declaring NS NOT GUILTY. The Status Quo Machinery is in full operation because once NS is declared corrupt many more will follow.

    May Allah bless Pakistan with Sadiq and Amen leadership. Pakistan first and everything else after…

    PS: I know this comment wont be printed by PMLN controlled Tribune.Recommend

  • salman
    Jan 17, 2017 - 1:35PM

    Yes, it is. It was also in that same interview ahe said me or my brothers own no property abroad. She also wondered from where people find these properties. But I guess at that time they didnt think they would end up in the supreme court :)

    Unfortunately for her, the web remembers :)Recommend

  • salman
    Jan 17, 2017 - 1:39PM

    So, after 3 days of pleading by nawaz lawyer, sc basically said no immunity, and speeches in parliament can be considered. Maybe now the lawyercan move onto showing the money trail that nawaz and many many pmln reps said was available? Recommend

  • Irfan
    Jan 17, 2017 - 1:44PM

    Thank You Imran Khan . You are absolutely that this nation need to wake up . Slavery was abolished but today we are slaves of these politicians. Recommend

  • Sabi
    Jan 17, 2017 - 2:22PM

    Mariam is the next potential candidate for prime minister post hence script writers have also included her in their disinformation campaign. Recommend

  • salman
    Jan 17, 2017 - 2:25PM

    PM and his family has been exposed completely. Morally there is nothing left for them to keep the fight on..They are knockout!! irrespective what court will decide, the case is over and PM has lost it by a big margin on a moral ground.Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Jan 17, 2017 - 3:10PM

    Good but when are we gonna round up Zardari and why the soft touch by IK towards him ?Recommend

  • Rex Minor
    Jan 17, 2017 - 3:54PM

    Mariam is the next potential candidate for prime minister post

    Can Pakistan ever get rid of military brass with napoleanic ambitions or the paracite dynastys who live on the citizens blood?

    Rex MinorRecommend

  • Anon
    Jan 17, 2017 - 4:05PM

    @Haji Atiya: Because he’s not the PM?Recommend

  • Altaf
    Jan 17, 2017 - 4:11PM

    No thing will happen it end.Recommend

  • MA
    Jan 17, 2017 - 7:09PM

    @Rex Minor:
    Please don’t have a go on Sabi. Its not his fault.Recommend

  • Sabi
    Jan 17, 2017 - 8:11PM

    @Rex Minor:
    If you don’t like dynasty politics democracy gives you equal righ to vote it out. Beauty of democracy is, it doesn’t allow any individual to force his views, like or dislikes on others.Recommend

  • Last Man Alive
    Jan 17, 2017 - 9:12PM

    But !

    She said in the interview ! !

    she’s been living with her father ! ! !

    and that she has no nothing to sustain her existence ! ! ! !


    Did they ever hear anything about shame or self respect ? ? ? ? ?Recommend

  • Emmess
    Jan 17, 2017 - 9:36PM

    Mrs.independent you,your father and the rest of your clan has sucked everything out of pakistan. Ask for forgiveness from God you will be answerable to him one day and that day will be a darkest and longest day…Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Jan 17, 2017 - 9:47PM

    Not necessarily, not when that so-called democracy can be bought, which you well know.Recommend

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