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Attempts to banish former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from politics have failed: daughter Maryam

Attempts to banish Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from politics have failed miserably, his daughter and PML-N party leader Maryam Nawaz has said, as she expressed hope that following the swearing-in of the new Chief judge, the judiciary will now uphold justice.

Reacting to the swearing-in of Justice Qazi Faez Isa as the 29th Chief Justice of Pakistan on Sunday, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party Senior Vice President Maryam expressed hope that the courts will now give priority to justice.

The main organizer of the PML-N party said that attempts to banish her father Nawaz and brother Shehbaz from politics have failed miserably, as now the judiciary will uphold justice.

Maryam, 49, had openly criticized Isa’s (retired) predecessor judge Umar Ata Bandial, accusing him of bias and unduly favoring ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf) in some cases.

“The scales of justice would be balanced for every citizen, and the PML-N supreme leader, along with other leaders of the party, would be spared from the injustices committed against them by the ‘Imran Project’ activists,” he was quoted as saying. The Dawn newspaper.

Meanwhile, former prime minister Shehbaz Sharif, Nawaz’s younger brother, also stressed the possibility of justice following the appointment of the new CJP.

In a statement, the former prime minister extended good wishes to Justice Isa, the new chief justice, and hoped the appointment would enhance the credibility and reputation of Pakistan’s judiciary, The Dawn newspaper reported.

Nawaz Sharif, 73, who will return to the country on October 21, ending his roughly four-year self-exile, will face all cases in court.

Nawaz, who has been living in London since 2019 after the Lahore High Court granted him four-week leave allowing him to travel abroad for treatment, may see the restoration of a Toshakhana case against him.

In 2020, an accountability court declared him a proclaimed offender in the Toshakhana vehicles case.

He is also accused of obtaining luxury cars from the treasury by paying only 15 percent of the price of such vehicles.

Nawaz was also convicted in the Al-Azizia Mills and Avenfield corruption cases in 2018.

He was serving a seven-year prison sentence in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail in the Al-Azizia Mills case before he was allowed to travel to London in 2019 for “medical reasons”.

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