Maryam Nawaz arrested by NAB in Chaudhry Sugar Mills reference

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Shafaqna Pakistan: Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif on Thursday was taken into custody by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. 

Yousaf Abbas, a cousin of Maryam Nawaz Sharif has also been detained by NAB.

Maryam Nawaz Sharif was taken into custody prior to meeting her father former prime minister Nawaz Sharif at the Kot Lakhpat Jail. She was later taken to the NAB office in Lahore.

Maryam Nawaz Sharif had been summoned to NAB office at 3pm today for questioning in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.  According to reports, Maryam Nawaz Sharif had informed NAB she would not be appearing as she had to meet her father.

Maryam Nawaz Sharif had appeared before NAB on July 31 and recorded her statement in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.

The arrest of the PML-N leader was mentioned by Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari during the National Assembly session. “In this Naya Pakistan you have arrested Maryam Nawaz without any conviction,” he said.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar on Wednesday said the Sharif Family had used Chaudhry Sugar Mills for money-laundering and illegal transfer of its shares.

Addressing a press conference, Shahzad Akbar said in the year 2008, the mill’s shares were transferred to Maryam Nawaz, who later transferred some seven million of them to Yousaf Abbas in 2010.