Maryam issues two more videos to ‘belie’ judge’s claims

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–Maryam says she will appear in NAB court despite reservations to present all facts before nation

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday shared two more video clips on Twitter to validate her claim that Accountability Judge Arshad Malik had met a PML-N ‘sympathiser’ and revealed that he had been “pressurised and blackmailed” to pass judgement against her father, ousted premier Nawaz Sharif, in the Al-Azizia reference.

These videos follow the explosive press conference of Maryam Nawaz that was held on Saturday. A video containing the judge’s alleged confession during his conversation with a ‘sympathiser’ of the PML-N, Nasir Butt, was screened during a hurriedly-called presser at the party’s provincial headquarters in Model Town, Lahore.

Released by the PML-N leader on Wednesday, the first of the latest videos is shot by a person riding a motorcycle and shows a white sedan with a green number plate approaching a land cruiser before both vehicles drive away.

Maryam claims that the car in the video is Judge Malik’s “official car with a green number plate” which escorted Nasir Butt, who then allegedly followed the car to the judge’s residence, adding that the video “belies all claims of Judge Arshad Malik [sahib] that he mentioned in his press release”.

In the second video, she claims that it is Nasir Butt entering the judge’s residence. “Judge Arshad Malik sb comes in, greets Nasir sb & switches the lights on,” she tweeted.

‘THEY WANT TO ARREST ME’:

Meanwhile, the PML-N VP received her summons at Jati Umra residence to appear before the NAB court for presenting a fake trust deed in the Avenfield case. “You are hereby informed to appear before the accountability court on July 19,” the summons read.

Reacting to the summons, the politician said that she was being framed in another case as the government wanted to detain her so that she couldn’t speak against them. She said she was already sentenced in this “fake case” which was later suspended by the Islamabad High Court, but the government opened it up again in a bid to curtail her freedom.

Without naming Prime Minister Imran Khan, she said that he is a convicted by a US court.

The PML-N leader said that she doesn’t want to make her arrest too easy for the government, therefore she will be appearing before the courts, [but] won’t lose the chance to expose ‘selected’ and the NAB, which is being used as a ‘tool’.

Maryam said that it has been exposed to the people how Nawaz got convicted in a fake and baseless reference.

 

JUDGE DENIES CLAIMS, ACCUSATIONS 

On the other hand, Judge Malik rejected the accusations of the PML-N vice-president claiming that he had convicted her father Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia reference under coercion.

Denying the accusations in a press release issued on Sunday, the judge said that he had sentenced the former premier in the said reference without any “fear of favour”.