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NAB includes Nawaz in Chaudhry Sugar Mills probe

NAB includes Nawaz in Chaudhry Sugar Mills probe
August 23, 2019
LAHORE (92 News) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday included incarcerated former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Chaudhry Sugar Mills investigation. According to the sources, the corruption watchdog body had reportedly traced numerous telegraphic transfers (TTs) from foreign countries to Nawaz Sharif’s account. Meanwhile, the anti-graft watch body made Nawaz Sharif part of Chaudhry Sugar Mills probe. It was also reported that the NAB sent a questionnaire to Nawaz Sharif in Kot Lakhpat Jail and sought asset details of the former prime minister. The sources further added that Kot Lakhpat Jail’s superintendent handed over the questionnaire to Nawaz Sharif in the prison. On August 8, the 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. 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. 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.