Sugar Mills case: NAB presents Maryam Nawaz before accountability court

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday presented PMLN Vice President Maryam Nawaz before the accountability court in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.
The PMLN leader’s cousin Yousuf Abbas, who was arrested a day earlier, was also presented in the court.
Strict security arrangements were made outside the court premises for the PMLN’s appearance at the accountability court.
Maryam’s son Junaid Safdar and husband retired Captain Mohammad Safdar Awan also arrived at the court.
The accountability court judge Naeem Arshad heard NAB’s request for 15-days physical remand of Maryam Nawaz and her cousin.
During the proceedings, Asadullah said that Maryam’s bank accounts had suspicious transactions being carried out. He added that NAB had summoned her twice.
Asadullah said that Maryam was a shareholder of Chaudhry Sugar Mills while Abbas had been a shareholder as well as a director.
He added that she remained the director of the Sugar Mills from 1992 to 1997. Her shares rapidly increased from Rs8.4 million to 400 million. She failed to satisfy the bureau on the transfer of millions of rupees to her account.
A team of NAB officials on Thursday took Maryam Nawaz into custody when she arrived at Kot Lakpath jail to meet her father Nawaz Sharif. She was arrested for not appearing before the accountability court in the Sugar Mills Case.
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