LAHORE: The accountability court has extended the physical remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) Vice President Maryam Nawaz and her cousin by 14 days in the Sugar Mills case on Wednesday.
The PMLN’s leader and her cousin will now be presented in the accountability court on 4th September. Earlier, the two had been remanded into NAB custody since 8th August.
Strict security arrangements were made ahead of their appearance at the court. A large contingent of female police was stationed inside and outside the court.
Maryam’s husband retired Capt Mohammad Safdar Awan and son Junaid Safdar were also present in the courtroom.
The accountability court’s Judge Naeem Arshad heard the request of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for a 15-day extension in their physical remand.
During the proceedings, NAB’s lawyer said that the investigations with Maryam had not yet been completed and requested an extension in remand for the purpose of investigations.
In response, Maryam’s lawyer Advocate Amjad Pervez said that the investigation had been carried out in all the cases and the trial had been completed.
While granting a 14-day physical remand to NAB, the court ordered that the two will be presented again on 4th September.
Earlier on 8th August, Maryam Nawaz was taken into custody by the NAB for failing to appear in court. She was summoned by the court to record her statement in the Sugar Mills case. However, she excused herself from appearing and went to meet her father Nawaz Sharif in jail instead.