Maryam Nawaz to appear before NAB in illegally land acquiring case

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

11th Aug, 2020. 10:27 am
Maryam Nawaz appears before the NAB court again

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz to appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in connection with a case related to “illegally acquiring” hundreds of acres of land in Raiwind.

According to the details, NAB has asked Maryam to appear along with details of 200 hundred acres of land she allegedly acquired in Raiwind in 2013 in violation of rules.

She is required to furnish complete details regarding the sale and purchase of land as well as funds arranged for acquiring the land.

Moreover, the accountability watchdog has asked her to submit details of duty and tax payment for the purchase of the land in question and whether the land had been brought in agriculture or commercial use.

Furthermore, PML-N leaders and activists have planned to receive their leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif outside NAB office at Thoker Niaz Baig
in Lahore.

It may be recalled that earlier in May, the NAB Lahore had opened an investigation against the Sharif family for “illegally acquiring” hundreds of acres of land in Raiwind to include it in its Jati Umra residence.

NAB said that the Sharif family got thousands of kanals of land adjacent to its Jati Umra residence declared residential area in 2014 and former Lahore Development Authority head Ahad Cheema, a blue-eyed boy of Shahbaz Sharif, played an important role in this respect. Former DCO of Lahore Noorul Amin Mengal has also been included in the investigation.

It should also be noted that Maryam Nawaz has been on bail in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case since November 2019. Nawaz Sharif has been in London since November 2019, for his medical treatment after securing bail in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills and Al-Azizia Mills corruption case, in which he was serving a seven-year sentence in Kot Lakhpat jail, Lahore.

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