Islamabad (April 24, 2018): The daughter of the former prime minister and PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz said on Tuesday that a hue and cry was raised in media that the NAB official Zahir Shah has brought new evidences.
“The new evidences include electricity bills and land registry details and none of them has my or any of my brothers’ name in it,” she said while talking to media before appearing at the accountability court in a reference filed by NAB in Avenfield Apartments Case.
It is pertinent to mention here that DG NAB operations Zahir Shah recorded his statement before the court yesterday. The NAB was granted permission from the accountability court to produce a new witness, DG NAB operations Zahir Shah, into the case in order to produce new evidences.
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Speaking on the CJP order to restore security of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz said that it was remarked that no directives were issued to withdraw security from Nawaz Sharif but soon after the directives, security cameras and barriers were removed from our residence along with withdrawal of security,” she said.
During a hearing into case pertaining to provision of unauthorized government security provided to VVIPs at the apex court yesterday, the chief justice said that objections were raised over withdrawing security from media and some other people and directed to do not withdraw the security from those facing threats as the court do not want to put anyone’s life in danger.Give security to the Nawaz Sharif as a former prime minister, he remarked and further asked if security is provided to ANP Chief Asfandyar Wali, whose party was at the forefront while facing the Taliban onslaught in KPK province.
He said that unauthorized persons who were given security from Punjab government are causing the national exchequer burden of Rs 1.38 billion. “It is the responsibility of the police to determine who needs security,” the CJP maintained adding that the security was withdrawn from 4600 people in Punjab province which also includes deployment of plain-clothed personnel after SC orders.IGP Islamabad told the court that they provided security as per the list given by the interior ministry and it is also regulated as per new security protocols.
The chief justice directed the provinces to devise a proper mechanism for provision of security and submit it within a week.