LAHORE (92 News) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore on Wednesday interrogated Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz in the alleged money laundering case.
The PML-N leader appeared before the anti-graft watchdog body in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. The NAB officials interrogated Maryam for transferring millions of rupees to abroad.
Maryam Nawaz could not satisfy corruption watchdog body over interrogation. However, the NAB gave the PML-N leader a questionnaire and summoned her again on August 8.
It is pertinent to mention here that Maryam had been summoned by anti-graft watchdog for being a major shareholder of Chaudhry Sugar Mills. The bureau is said to have found evidence of telegraphic transfers (TT) worth millions of rupees by the Sharif family, including Maryam.
The evidence against the owners of the sugar mills came to the fore during the investigation against Shehbaz Sharif and his sons Hamza and Salman in money laundering and income beyond means case.
Hassan and Hussain Nawaz could not appear despite summon notices.
NAB summons Maryam, Hassan & Hussain Nawaz
The NAB Lahore has summoned Maryam Nawaz,
her brothers Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz on July 31 in the alleged money laundering case.
The corruption watchdog body has also summoned former premier Nawaz Sharif’s nephew Abbas Sharif’s son Abdul Aziz on the same date in Lahore.
The sources also revealed that the anti-graft watchdog body found evidences related to doubtful transactions into foreign country from the side of Sharif family.
Earlier, the NAB has tightened a noose around the Sharif brothers and initiated a probe related to non-payments in Brothers Sugar Mills.
According to the sources, the inquiry was initiated by NAB Rawalpindi. It is learnt that those facing investigation include Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Hamza Shehbaz, Yousaf Abbas and other owners of the sugar mills.
Shehbaz Sharif and his cousin Mian Aslam Bashir
owns 57.77% shares of the mill. Mian Aslam Bashir sold Brothers Sugar Mills and Brothers Engineering fraudulently to Sheikh Nishat Ahmed. He also sold 119 acres in Chunian and 110 acres of agriculture land in Bahawalnagar. There was also a stock of sugar amounting to Rs690 million in the mill and it was also sold to Sheikh Nishat. Later, neither Brothers Sugar Mills nor Brothers Engineering nor agriculture land was handed over to him.
On the other hand, Brothers’ Sugar Mills former CEO Mian Bashir has challenged the NAB notices in the Lahore High Court (LHC) after the notices.