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NAB arrests Maryam in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case

NAB arrests Maryam in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case
August 8, 2019
LAHORE (92 News) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. Maryam Nawaz Sharif was detained prior to meeting her father former prime minister Nawaz Sharif at the Kot Lakhpat Jail. Maryam excused from appearing before the bureau despite summon and denied from appearance for investigation. A team of NAB officials took Maryam into custody when she arrived at Kot Lakpath jail today to meet his incarcerated father. The PML-N leader has been shifted to the bureau’s headquarter. NAB officials had attained the arrest warrants for Maryam Nawaz following her no-show before the investigation team. It was also reported that Yousaf Abbas, the nephew of Nawaz Sharif, also detained by the anti-graft watchdog body. In the last appearance before the NAB, Maryam had failed to satisfy the National Accountability Bureau and tried to lead the inquiry officials astray with unneeded information and no clarity in the answers she provided. Earlier, the NAB summoned the PML-N leader and Yousaf Abbas today (Thursday) in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. 92 News obtained the copy of notice issued to Maryam and Yousaf. According to the notice, a questionnaire has also been sent to the PML-N leader seeking details in the case. The NAB has inquired about how and where the shares were divided since the inception of the mill in 1985. The PML-N leader has also been directed to provide details of contacts with four foreigners in relation to money matters of the Mills. The shareholders namely included UAE’s Saeed Saif Bin Jabbar Al-Saudi, UK’s Sheikh Zaka-Uddin, a Saudi by the name of Hayi Ahmed and UAE’s Naseer Abdullah. The corruption watchdog body has also sought details regarding Telegraphic Transfers (TTs) from the PML-N leader. On July 31 during appearance, the NAB Lahore 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.