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Maryam Nawaz, leader of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz and daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has been arrested by NAB from outside Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore.
She had gone to meet her father who is currently in Kot Lakhpat Jail after being sentenced in a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) reference.
Maryam Nawaz had been issued a notice to appear before NAB today in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. However, she chose to ignore the notice and instead went to jail to meet her father.
The NAB is said to have traced numerous telegraphic transfers (TTs) worth millions of rupees by the Sharif family and the end beneficiaries allegedly including Maryam Nawaz and other owners of the Chaudhry Sugar Mills.
The NAB investigation is now trying to ascertain if Maryam Nawaz and other Sharif family members are stakeholders in the Chaudhry Sugar mills.
The case has reportedly been substantiated by the money laundering investigations being carried out against PMLN leaders Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz.
She was questioned about the “suspicious” transactions related to the Chaudhry Sugar Mills (CSM) of which Maryam was one of the largest shareholders. Sources reveal that the three-member investigation team questioned her about the remittances present in her account, considering her shares in CSM.
She was also questioned on the details of multiple other suspicious transactions.
However, Maryam had told NAB to ask about the money in her account from her grandfather and uncle who are both dead.
She was also issued a questionnaire and asked to respond by the next hearing which was today.