Maryam Nawaz arrested in Chaudhry Sugar Mills reference

Lahore: PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz was taken into custody by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday from Kot Lakhpat Jail, where she had been visiting her incarcerated father, former premier Nawaz Sharif.

According to an official press release issued by NAB, Maryam and her cousin Yousuf Abbas have been arrested in connection to the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case and taken to NAB headquarters.

On the directives of the NAB chairman, a team of doctors will conduct a medical examination of both detainees.

According to the press release, as per the law, NAB will present Maryam and Abbas to an accountability court in Lahore with an application for their remand.

Maryam had been due to appear before NAB in the CSM reference today. However, she had excused herself from appearing and had gone to meet Nawaz Sharif in jail instead.

PML-N sources confirmed that Maryam was taken into custody after she was shown the arrest warrants issued for her non-appearance before the bureau.

AlamulKhabar Pakistan