ISLAMABAD: Maryam Nawaz, daughter of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, said that her brothers Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz will decide for themselves. “My brothers live abroad and the laws of Pakistan do not apply to them,” she said.
Maryam appeared before an accountability court located inside the Judicial Complex in Islamabad on Monday in connection with a reference filed prepared against her by NAB.
On October 2, the accountability court had issued non-bailable warrants for the arrest of the former premier’s sons, Hassan and Hussain, and son-in-law Safdar. The court issued bailable warrants for Maryam.
On Monday, Maryam arrived at the court amid tight security and protocol by senior PML-N leaders and ministers. Her husband, Capt (retd) Safdar, was arrested from Benazir Bhutto airport as the couple returned home from London the day before. The 13-member team, including Imran Dogar who is an investigation officer of Park Lane Apartments reference, was also present at the airport. Capt Safdar has been shifted to NAB Rawalpindi office.
“Despite all reservations regarding the revengeful accountability, we have presented ourselves before the court,” she said while speaking to the media in the court after her appearance. “Politicians should appear before the people because they are answerable to the people.” But those who have made a joke out of the Constitution and rule of justice and ousted their elected PM should also be held answerable, she added.