Maryam Nawaz refuses to go back despite NAB’s cancelling case hearing
KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Tuesday refused to go back home despite the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)’s cancelling hearing of the case against her after the PML-N workers held violent protest against the inquiry in Lahore.
Maryam Nawaz said she was summoned to the NAB Lahore office in a bid to hurt her. She said she would not back off.
In a tweet, she blamed police for smashing front glass of her bullet-proof vehicle with stones. She said if the accountability watchdog was so afraid of the PML-N, Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz then why would they summon them.
“Police attacking my car. Imagine if it were not a bullet proof vehicle. Shame,” she tweeted condemning tear gas shelling, baton charge and pelting of stones on the PML-N workers who, she said, came to express solidarity with her.
“I am standing right here. They should here me if they summoned me,” she said.
Later, NAB sources said that Maryam was asked to come inside the NAB office leaving her vehicles and protocol outside.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said strict action would be taken against those who created violence.
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.