Safdar, Maryam to return to Pakistan on Sunday


Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz and her husband Captain (retd) Safdar will reach Islamabad from London on Sunday morning.

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter and son-in-law were required to appear before the accountability court earlier in the month over the corruption references filed against them in the Panama Papers case.

After Maryam, Safdar, Hassan and Hussain did not appear before the court on October 2, bailable arrest warrants were re-issued against them; they had also been directed to submit surety bonds worth Rs1 million each.

Qamar Zaman, Nawaz’s personal secretary, received the warrants from the six-member team led by a deputy director, which acted on the orders of the accountability court.

At the time of filing this report, Hasan, Hussain and Maryam Nawaz were in London tending to their mother Begum Kulsoom Nawaz—who is undergoing treatment for lymphoma. Safdar is also accompanying them in London.

Kulsoom Nawaz left for London before the NA-120 by-elections took place.