Maryam Nawaz arrested by Pakistan’s anti-graft body

Maryam Nawaz, Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, was arrested here on Thursday in a money laundering case while she was visiting her jailed father, an official said.

On July 31, the 45-year-old Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Ms. Nawaz was questioned by the anti-corruption agency officials in connection with the alleged money laundering and income beyond means charges against her and her family.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested Ms. Nawaz from the Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore where her father is serving a seven-year prison term since December 24, 2018 after he was convicted in one of the three corruption cases filed in the wake of the apex court’s July 28, 2017 order in Panama Papers case.

“We have arrested Maryam Nawaz in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills (CSM) case as she was facing money laundering and income beyond means charges,” a NAB official told PTI.

Ms. Nawaz

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