The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of Pakistan has on Friday arrested former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. The agency issued arrest warrants at the early hours of the day. The NAB is likely to present Sharif before an accountability court on Friday to seek his physical remand. As per news agency ANI, a team of Lahore bureau visited Sharif in the Kot Lakhpat jail and arrested him, to take him to the accountability court.
Lahore (Pakistan): National Accountability Bureau (NAB) authorities have arrested former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. pic.twitter.com/vp3lGrhQro— ANI (@ANI) October 11, 2019
The former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif is serving a seven-year imprisonment in Al-Azizia Mills corruption case. Earlier, on August 8, the accountability bureau had arrested his daughter Maryam Nawaz and nephew Yousuf Abbas in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. Both of them are on judicial remand till October 23. His daughter and nephew have been accused of being involved in money laundering under the garb of sale/purchase of the sugar mills' shares. "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 had told PTI.
Maryam, in her appearance before the NAB combined investigation team, failed to establish her business links with the foreign nationals. She failed to explain her links with Saeed Saif Bin Jabar Al-Suweidi, a UAE national, Sheikh Zakauddin, a UK national, Hani Ahmad Jamjoom, a Saudi national, and Naseer Abdullah Lootah, a UAE national, after which she was arrested. NAB sources said investigators had come to the conclusion that the names of the foreigners were used as proxies to make huge investments in the company. NAB also alleged that the Sharif family did not have white money for investment. Moreover, the bureau has also been investigating all members of the Shahbaz family for alleged money-laundering and owning assets beyond known sources of means.