Maryam Nawaz speaks during a press conference.
Maryam Nawaz is seen as the most influential politician in the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) party that has her uncle Shehbaz Sharif leading a coalition government at present. Her father has presented her as his heir in politics.
A two-judge panel found there was no evidence to prove the prosecution case that Maryam Nawaz abetted any corruption in buying high-end apartments in London, the lawyer Amjad Pervaiz said.
She was convicted by an anti-graft court in 2018 along with her father who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for not being able to disclose a known source of income for buying the properties.
The prosecution had charged Maryam Nawaz with abetment for concealing information about the properties owned by her father.
She was on bail, and had appealed in the Islamabad High Court to overturn the conviction, which she and her party said was political victimization.
Under Pakistani law, a convicted politician is disqualified from contesting elections for five years.
"The lies have a shelf life, it could be some years, but it had to end, like it did today," Maryam Nawaz told reporters after the ruling. "I humbly thank God," she said.
Her father was thrown out of government in 2017 after he ran into serious differences with the powerful military, which, according to political analysts, mostly decides who will rule the 220 million strong South Asian nation.
The corruption cases had stemmed out of the Panama Papers document leak that listed the Avenfield properties in London owned by Sharif's family.
Sharif blamed his ousting on fabricated cases in the courts backed by the military.
The military denies these allegations.
The arrest of Mohammad Safdar comes as Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League party has joined a series of nationwide protests against the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
'Time for nation to stop glorifying money launderers who have damaged our nation & impoverished our people and now seeking refuge behind 'democracy.'
She had been given a questionnaire based on six questions, which she was due to answer. As she did not show, the NAB team went to the Kot Lakhpat Jail and arrested her from there.
In an interview, he said the Broadsheet had flatly refused the deal offered by a person claiming himself as the nephew of Sharif in 2012 retorting that the Broadsheet did not negotiate with crooks.
The embassy came under attack on Friday with gunfire wounding a Pakistani security guard, officials said, in what Islamabad called an attempt to assassinate its head of mission, who was unhurt.
An Indian expat with the ticket number 206975 has won Dhs30 million in Abu Dhabi Big Ticket’s one of the biggest ever raffle draw on Saturday.
"I commend the United Arab Emirates for the historic cooperation with Israel forged over the past two years through the Abraham Accords," said Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State, in a press statement on Friday.
The celebrations were attended by the Centre's staff and a broad multicultural segment of the mosque's worshippers and visitors, which reflected the rich Emirati heritage and noble values, and highlighted the mosque's message that calls for cross-cultural dialogue worldwide.