Accountability Court cancels NAB plea against Maryam Nawaz.


ISLAMABAD:An accountability court in Islamabad on Friday dismissed the National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) plea for trial against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz in the Avenfield properties reference.

According to sources, the court dismissed the National Accountability Bureau's plea stating that it was not admissible.

The PML-N leader had also appeared before the court.

NAB's prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi had argued that although Maryam Nawaz was awarded sentence in Avenfield reference, she must face trial for submitting the bogus trust deed.

Amjad Pervez, a counsel for Maryam Nawaz, prayed the court to reject the NAB's plea since the anti-graft body had no right to file such an application.

He said the court could not hear the plea after a judgement has been challenged.

Speaking to the media outside the court, Maryam Nawaz said she and her father were approached for talks but they refused to engage in any negotiations.

Asked about the reason behind their refusal, she said one has...

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