PTI Leader Slams Maryam For 'Judge's Son In Law' Remarks

PTI Leader Slams Maryam For 'Judge's Son In Law' Remarks
Ali Afzal Sahi – former provincial minister and PTI leader – on Monday criticised Maryam Nawaz for alleging that the party's chief Imran Khan was receiving a certain relief in his ongoing court cases.

In an interaction with media persons a day earlier, Maryam had said, “Imran Khan gets a different treatment than what is meted out to us, because a leader of PTI from Faisalabad is the son-in-law of a judge.”

“Judiciary is still facilitating him [Imran Khan]. The facility he is receiving isn't giving a good impression about the judiciary,” she said when asked as to why the government wasn't arresting the former PM.

Citing 'evidences' of 'Imran's corruption', Maryam said he is "not appearing before courts and getting dates again and again. Judiciary is facilitating him and giving him full liberty; and it’s raising questions."

Reacting to the remarks, Sahi accused the PMLN veterans of being behind the 'tradition' of making calls to judges and 'sending them briefcases' for favourable decisions in the past.

Ali Afzal Sahi is the son-in-law of Lahore Chief Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti while Ali Pervaiz Malik - PMLN MNA from Lahore - is the son-in-law of Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial.

According to the PTI leader, Maryam was perturbed because the courts were carrying out their duties in line with the law and the Constitution.

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In a landmark ruling last week, the LHC suspended the order of the Election Commission to denotify 43 PTI lawmakers.

The court also temporarily postponed by-elections in the constituencies represented by the denotified lawmakers until further notice.

The verdict came after a plea was filed by PTI lawmaker Riaz Fatyana and others challenging the National Assembly speaker’s approval of their resignations. The commission had acted after Speaker, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf sent the resignation letters to the EPC.

In a more recent development, the LHC ordered ECP to immediately announce the date for elections in Punjab.

In its much-anticipated verdict, the court ruled that the top electoral authority was bound to carry out polling within 90 days of the assembly’s dissolution.

The plea, filed by the party for the issuance of the schedule, was admitted last month. The PTI chief had earlier threatened a ‘jail bharo’ movement if the ECP did not announce the schedule for the elections.