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Pakistan: Maryam Nawaz arrested for failing to appear before National Accountability Bureau

Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of jailed former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 08, 2019, 02.06 PM (IST) Edited By: Sparshita Saxena

Maryam Nawaz, daughter of jailed former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, was arrested on Thursday for failing to appear before Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.

Maryam was set to appear before the NAB in the graft probe. She was arrested outside Kotlakhpat jail today when she was visiting her father, former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

The accountability watchdog had earlier summoned Maryam's siblings, Hassan Nawaz, and Hussain Nawaz, on suspicion of being stakeholders in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills, news agency ANI reported.

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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.

The NAB has purportedly traced numerous telegraphic transfers (TTs) worth millions of rupees by the Sharif family including Maryam, ANI reported. 

The NAB has launched another investigation against members of the Sharif family, and in this regard.

(With inputs from ANI) 

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Maryam refused to appear before the NAB in the graft probe and was arrested outside Kotlakhpat jail while she was visiting her father, former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif.