ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday responded to a new plea seeking the innocence of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Mariam Nawaz in the Avenfield reference.
In its response, the anti-corruption watchdog rejected accusations of political engineering of Mariam Nawaz’s sentence, adding that she and her father Nawaz Sharif had not yet submitted a trace of funds from their London flat.
Maryam Nawaz’s father Nawaz Sharif and her brothers Hassan and Hussain are fugitive. The decision of Avenfield reference was announced by Judge Mohammad Bashir and Judge Arshad Malik had nothing to do with it, the NAB stated.
The bureau further termed the statement and video of Judge Arshad Malik as false and contradictory to the facts. It also appealed to launch contempt of court proceedings against the petitioners for leveling accusations in new plea.
The anti-corruption watchdog has further requested the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to impose fine on Maryam Nawaz.