NAB summons Maryam over land case


Rawalpindi: Soon after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz were indicted in a reference pertaining to money laundering through Ramzan Sugar Mills, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday directed PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz to appear in person to respond to accusations of illegally transferring 200 acres of Jati Umra land in her name.
This is not the first allegation Maryam is facing as she has already been accused of money laundering and possessing assets beyond means in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. In August 2019, she was arrested in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case while she was visiting her incarcerated father in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail. Before being shifted to the Kot Lakhpat jail, she also spent some time in NAB’s detention, after the anti-graft body had obtained her physical remand from an accountability court. Later, in December, the Lahore High Court (LHC) granted her bail and she was released from prison.
Earlier, NAB had arrested M. Usman the chief financial officer of the Sharif Group of Companies, and got a 14-day physical remand from the court in Lahore.–Agencies