Maryam Nawaz remanded in NAB custody till Aug 21

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LAHORE: An accountability court on Friday granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) physical remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz and her cousin Yousuf Abbas until August 21 in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.

Accountability Judge Naeem Arshad heard NAB’s request for 15-day physical remand of the PML-N vice president and her cousin. NAB’s special prosecutors Hafiz Asadullah and Haris Qureshi presented arguments on behalf of the accountability watchdog while Advocate Amjad Pervez defended the PML-N leader and her cousin.

As the hearing went underway, Asadullah said that suspicious transactions had been carried out in Maryam’s bank accounts. He added that the corruption watchdog had summoned her twice but she failed to comply. He reiterated that Maryam was a shareholder of the mill while Abbas had been a shareholder as well as a director.

The NAB counsel said that Maryam

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