Maryam questions courts' impartiality as Imran gets bail in four cases

Published: November 14, 2017
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Maryam Nawaz. PHOTO: WASEEM NIAZ/EXPRESS

Maryam Nawaz. PHOTO: WASEEM NIAZ/EXPRESS

Hours after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan was granted bail in four separate cases by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad, Maryam Nawaz said that all judicial requirements were for Nawaz Sharif and his family only as others were not even asked about their whereabouts for the past two years.

The daughter of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif took to Twitter on Tuesday to vent her anger over today’s court proceedings.

The ATC granted Imran bail against Rs200,000 surety bonds for each case as he had been declared a proclaimed offender in the cases relating to his party’s 2014 anti-government sit-in in Islamabad.

Imran Khan granted bail in SSP Junejo case

SSP Asmatullah Junejo had been beaten up on September 1, 2014 by PTI protesters along with Tahirul Qadri-led Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) activists on Constitution Avenue as they stormed the Pakistan Television (PTV) head office and the Parliament building in the federal capital.

The Supreme Court, meanwhile, has also reserved its judgement in Imran and Jahangir Tareen’s disqualification case.

During Tuesday’s proceedings, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar in his remarks said the court had to decide if Imran was an honest man, adding that the judgement should not be expected anytime soon.

Judgement reserved in Imran Khan, Jahangir Tareen’s disqualification case

In reaction, Maryam tweeted saying: “[Imran Khan] IK’s case is far more serious in terms of legal implications than Iqama joke (a reference to Panama Papers case). Nation now waiting to see the decision in his case.”

She said all the urgency was for Nawaz’s case as ‘new judicial standards’ were set for issuing the verdict against him.

By presenting himself for accountability, the former premier has forced others to follow his examples, she tweeted.

“That’s true. Nawaz Sharif by presenting himself for ruthless accountability knowing it was a farce has forced others to measure up.”

On July 28, the apex court had had disqualified Nawaz from the PM’s office for failing to declare a salary, which he had not withdrawn as an executive of Dubai-based company, as an asset when filing his nomination papers in 2013.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • BrainBro
    Nov 14, 2017 - 6:21PM

    She is right though. The voters are noting this and it will definitely reflect in Nawaz’s advantage in the next elections.Recommend

  • MASOOM
    Nov 14, 2017 - 9:00PM

    She is right , with comments of Judges it appearing that full bench is defense council of ik!Recommend

  • Parvez
    Nov 14, 2017 - 11:02PM

    With Maryam as his daughter….Nawaz has no need for enemies.Recommend

  • Simple Truth
    Nov 15, 2017 - 8:54AM

    @MASOOM: She is articulate, telling the naked truth, albeit at the risk of inviting even more injustice from those who seem to be in a state of giddiness these days!Recommend

  • Ghulam Nabi Mir
    Nov 15, 2017 - 9:14AM

    If Pakistani voters are foolish enough to re-elect Pakistani Money Launderer Nawaz, then God also may not help the [email protected]: Recommend

  • Ali
    Nov 15, 2017 - 9:41AM

    This Bibi should understand that her families case is totally different. Hiding ones face is sand does not help. Her family has looted our country and now they HAVE to pay… no excuses bibi… looted money will be brought backRecommend

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