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No space for democracy and plurality in Naya Pakistan: Aseefa Bhutto

No space for democracy and plurality in Naya Pakistan: Aseefa Bhutto
August 8, 2019
KARACHI (92 News) – Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, sister of PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, has said that there is no space for democracy and plurality in Naya Pakistan. Reacting to the arrest of PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz on Thursday, she said that the arrest of Maryam Nawaz Sharif is further proof, if proof were needed, that this government only believes in silencing dissent. She said that as the stock market plummets and the government ambles aimlessly over a response to India’s aggression in Kashmir, the selected government thinks it wise to arrest its political opponents. “Pathetic distraction at the cost of Kashmir,” she opined.
NAB arrests Maryam in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case
Earlier on Thursday, 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. 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.