NAB arrests Maryam Nawaz from jail premises
ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials on Thursday took daughter of former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz into custody from jail premises in Lahore.
She had gone to Kot Lakhpat jail to meet her father former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
Maryam and her cousin Yousaf Abbas have been arrested in Chaudhry Suger Mills case. She had submitted a requisite questionnaire in the reference, still the officials of anti-graft watchdog reached the jail and detained her.
NAB sources said she could not give satisfactory answers to NAB questions.
Addressing a press conference a day earlier, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar had said the Sharif family had used the Chaudhry Sugar Mills for money laundering and illegal transfer of wealth.
He had said the mill’s shares were transferred to Maryam Nawaz in 2008, who then transferred about seven million rupees of them to Yousaf Abbas Sharif in 2010.
Shahzad Akbar had blamed that Yousaf Abbas transferred shares worth Rs400 million to Naseer Lootah’s bank account in the UAE in 2011 and about as much shares to Hussain Nawaz in 2013.
Members of the parliament started raising slogans of shame, shame as soon as the news of Maryam’s arrest broke. After the joint parliamentary session was adjourned, they staged protest outside the Parliament House. A scuffle between PML-N and PTI members took place on this occasion.