Maryam, Yousaf’s physical remand extended for 7 days
LAHORE (92 News) – An accountability court Lahore on Wednesday extended the remand of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz and his cousin Yousaf Abbas for 7 days in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) presented Maryam and Yousaf Abbas before of accountability court as their 14 days remand expired today.
During the hearing, the NAB prosecutor adopted a stance that the accused were failed to tell about the money trail still now. He appealed for the extension of remand for further interrogation.
The hearing today was adjourned for a while as workers of PML-N forcibly entered Judicial complex and the courtroom to meet their leader. The PML-N workers continued to chant slogans despite several warnings by the judge.
Earlier on September 4, the physical remand of Maryam Nawaz and her cousin was extended by 14 days. NAB had arrested Maryam and Yousaf on August 8.
On the occasion, the aggressive PML-N workers broke the admin court’s door and tried to enter the premises of the court. They exchanged harsh words with the police personnel.
Chaudhry Sugar Mills case:
In a press conference, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar had said the Sharif Family had used Chaudhry Sugar Mills for money-laundering and illegal transfer of its shares.
During the probe, it was revealed that a $15 million loan was taken on the pretext to set up the mill despite the fact that it had already been established before the loan was acquired, the special assistant claimed. He had added that the loan was never transferred to Pakistan as shown by the record of the State Bank of Pakistan.
He had said more than Rs7 million worth of shares were transferred to PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz in 2008 through mill’s shares, which were later transferred to Yousaf Abbas Sharif in 2010.