RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: An additional judge extended the bails of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders and candidates alleged of creating hurdles in the high-level arrest of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Capt (retd) Sadfar Awan following his conviction by an accountability court on July 13.
Additional Sessions Judge Mohammad Atta Rabbani took up the petitions for hearing on Wednesday and extended the bails till July 28. This means the arrested workers and leaders will be able to participate in the upcoming general election scheduled to be held on July 25.
Shortly after the Rawalpindi show and stylish surrender of Safdar Awan, numerous cases were registered against PML-N leaders Chaudhary Tanveer, Malik Babar, Daniyal Chaudhary, and Hanif Abbasi for allegedly creating hurdles in the arrest process.
The cases against the leaders of PML-N were registered on the reports of police and National Accountability Bureau (NAB.)
It may be recalled that the court in the verdict of Avenfield reference handed 11-year sentence to deposed PM Nawaz Sharif, eight years to his daughter Maryam Nawaz and one year to Safdar.
After the conviction by court Capt (r) Safdar was alleged of absconding before he presented himself for arrest before the NAB officials. Before the arrest, he took part in a PML-N rally in Rawalpindi, which later came to be known as ‘the Rawalpindi Show.’