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Maryam Nawaz sent to Kot Lakhpat Jail on judicial remand

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Vice President Maryam Nawaz and Yousaf Abbas appeared before the court after the expiry of their physical remand.

By Web Desk
September 25, 2019
Maryam Nawaz was sent to jail after expiry of her physical remand 

LAHORE:  Authorities on  Wednesday shifted Maryam Nawaz to Kot Lakhpat Jail, the detention facility where her father  Nawaz Sharif is sevring a prison term, after an Accountability Court remanded her in judicial custody for 15 days in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.

Citing unnamed sources, the TV channel reported that the daughter of the former prime  minister was  shifted to Kot Lakhpat due to lack of "Women Cell" in Camp Jail.

The sources said that Maryam Nawaz was due to undergo a medical check-up at the detention facility.

Earlier, after refusing to approve the National Accountability Bureau's plea for extension in the physcial remand , the court asked the  authroities to present the PML-N leader   and  her cousin Yousaf Abbas on October  9.

The suspects were prodcued before the court  after the expiry of their physical  remand.

The NAB had requested a 15-day extension in the remand of the PML-N leader who was arrested along with her cousin last month.

During today’s hearing, NAB’s investigating officer Hafiz Asadullah said the request for an extension was made on the grounds that more time was required to investigate the case.

The NAB investigating officer told the court that during the investigation they unearthed an agreement regarding the division of the family assets.

“The shares were divided between Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif, Abbas Sharif, Kulsoom and Shamim Begum,” he told the court.

Asadullah further said, according to Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan's record, in 2008, Chaudhry Sugar Mills shares were valued at Rs26.2 million, however, during the probe, the investigators identified a difference of nearly Rs1 million.