Attatullah Tarar has become a familiar face because he is one of the lead lawyers fighting for the Sharif family. Tarar spoke to sources and talked about some of the legal aspects of the Sharif’s family’s cases.
In the beginning, he ceased talk of Maryam Nawaz receiving bail in the Chaudhry Sagar Mills case on humanitarian grounds. “We filed two applications,” he said. “One being on humanitarian grounds so that she could take of her ill father and a second on merit. The latter bail application had already been fixed for hearing and the bail was given on the basis of that application,” he explained.
The court said that the accusation was not established and said that as a positive gesture, she should submit her passport and a surety. He remarked,
“Maryam sahiba is very close to her father and wanted to be with him and take care of him but unfortunately, because we’ve submitted her passport to the court and we respect the court’s decision, she has not been able to travel with her father.”
Nawaz Sharif, the three-time former prime minister and Maryam’s father, landed in London Tuesday night after he was given bail by two courts. He is currently seeking medical treatment abroad.
They said that they are searching for legal routes to get her with him. Tarar said that they are creating a strategy and are positive that they will find a way.
In regards to Nawaz’s medical treatment, especially the time limit for his limited bail, Tarar said that the Islamabad High Court had ordered the Punjab government to submit Nawaz’s medical reports in eight weeks while the Lahore High Court ordered the reports to be submitted after four weeks. He also said,
“The bail conditions are also dependent on Nawaz’s health and the severity of his illness.”
He will be checked by his doctors in London who will then either decide whether he needs to stay there for treatment or travel to Boston, he explained.
For Tarar, the most challenging case he has fought for the Sharif family has been the case to get bail for Nawaz and to get his name off the ECL.
“We were pressed for time, but thankfully we had a good legal team with experts and great coordination.”
But there was a lot of pressure in the case because time was being wasted, especially when they submitted requests to the interior ministry, Tarar said.