Pakistan opposition leader Maryam Nawaz arrested: Spokeswoman

Pakistan opposition leader Maryam Nawaz was arrested on Thursday by the country’s National Accountability Bureau (NAB), a spokeswoman for her party said.

“Maryam Nawaz has been arrested,” Marriyum Aurangzeb, a spokeswoman for Nawaz’s Pakistan Muslim League (N) party told Reuters. “NAB arrested her from Lahore and we haven’t been given any reason or grounds for her arrest”.

She was arrested from the Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore on Thursday in connection with a money laundering case while she was on her way back home from visiting her father, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

Earlier on July 31, PML-N vice president Maryam was questioned by the anti-corruption agency in relation to charges of money laundering and income beyond means.

An official statement released by NAB went on to add that Maryam has been arrested along with cousin Yousuf Abbas in connection with the Chaudhury Sudar Mills (CSM) case.

“We have arrested Maryam Nawaz in the Chaudhry

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