LAHORE: Punjab police on Tuesday arrested more than three dozen Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) workers for violence outside Lahore office of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) as Maryam Nawaz was presented before the accountability watchdog.
The NAB has decided to lodge a case against the PML-N activists. The NAB cancelled interrogation into the land scam case against her after the violence started.
Police opened teargas shelling and baton-charged PML-N workers after the latter pelted stones on the former. Police said the activists had brought stones in their vehicles to create hurdle in NAB proceeding.
On the other hand, PML-N leader Marriyum Aurangzeb said that planned attack was carried out on her party’s Vice-President Maryam Nawaz. Following consultation with PML-N leaders, Maryam will hold a press conference shortly.
Maryam Nawaz was summoned for an inquiry into the alleged illegal purchase of 200 kanal land. Strict security arrangements were made on this occasion.
In 2013, 200 Kanal of land was transferred to Maryam Nawaz in Raiwind, while 100 Kanals of land was transferred to Shahbaz Sharif and 100 Kanals to Nawaz Sharif. Lahore Development Authority rules were reportedly ignored in the land transfers.
Sources said that Maryam came to NAB office along hoodlums. As soon as motorcade of the suspect arrived, the PML-N workers started violence.