Maryam, cousin remanded in NAB custody

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz and her cousin were remanded in custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday for 12 days in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.

NAB arrested Ms Nawaz and her cousin Yousaf Abbas on Thursday at the Kot Lakhpat jail when they were there to see former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

Extraordinary security arrangements were made on Friday outside the judicial complex before the court appearance of Ms Nawaz as all adjoining roads were cordoned off and anti-riot police were deployed in and outside the building.

The police placed containers and barbed wire to block the roads; however, hundreds of PML-N workers managed to reach the complex.

Several PML-N leaders, including Muhammad Zubair, Khurram Dastagir and Azma Bokhari, turned up at the court to express solidarity with Ms Nawaz. Her husband retired Capt Muhammad Safdar, son and

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