Preventing Marium Nawaz injurious to interpretation of judicial intention – Hashmat Habib

By Nasir Mahmood

Marium Nawaz was granted bail on merits enabling her to take care of her ailing father so she cannot be deprived from joining Mohammad Nawaz Sharif in UK. Hashmat Habib President Tehreek-e-Tahafuz-e-Adlia said this while viewing the Lahore High Court’s decision as containing implied direction to remove her name from ECL.

He said subsequent to grant of bail her father was shifted to UK for treatment therefore she is also entitled to accompany him to take care as before. The senior lawyer said the controversy being created on this point is unnecessary and injurious to the interpretation of judicial intention which may attract penal action under contempt of Court authority against all spokesmen for ridiculing a judicial decision terming it as a deal which is strongly condemnable.

Replying to another question Hashmat Habib stated that NAB was setup to eradicate corruption not to abuse the power to freeze all properties of alleged be-namdars without conducting any investigation or finding of trial court.

Hashmat Habib was commenting on powers of Chairman NAB or court trying any accused for any offence to freeze the properties which in fact enhancing corruption and costly litigation by the innocent persons.

He said chairman NAB or court are empowered to freeze the properties if reasonable ground appears for believing that an accused-has-committed such-an offence and obtained properties in possession of be-namdars by the crime money.

He said this power can be used after conducting investigation against all be-namdars to reach on the belief that accused is real owner of the properties. Hashmat Habib said during practice most of the freeze properties are defreeze by court or NAB but it costs heavy monitory losses.

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