NAB calls Maryam Nawaz on Aug 8 in Ch Sugar Mills case

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Vice President of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Maryam Nawaz Sharif on August 8, in relation to a corruption probe involving Chaudhry Sugar Mills.
In this regard, reliable sources said a questionnaire has also been sent to the PML-N leader seeking details in the case.
The Bureau has inquired about how and where the shares were divided since the inception of the mill in 1985.
The PML-N leader has also been directed to provide details of contacts with four foreigners in relation to money matters of the Mills.
The shareholders namely included UAE’s Saeed Saif Bin Jabbar Al-Saudi, UK’s Sheikh Zaka-Uddin, a Saudi by the name of Hayi Ahmed and UAE’s Naseer Abdullah. The anti-graft watchdog body has also sought details regarding Telegraphic Transfers (TTs) from the PML-N leader.
In the last appearance before the accountability body, Maryam failed to satisfy the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Sources revealed that Maryam tried to lead the inquiry officials astray with unneeded information and no clarity in the answers she provided, the sitting continued for 45 minutes.
Meanwhile, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday collected more evidence of transactions of billions of rupees through TT in the account of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz.
According to the anti-graft watchdog, billions of rupees had been transferred to the PML-N vice president’s account in MCB bank’s Garden Town branch trough TTs. More Rs7.88 million had been transferred to her account on February 1, 2008, while Rs19.24 million had been credited in her account on June 11, 2008.
On June 20, 2008, more than 14 million had been transferred to Maryam Nawaz’s account and more than Rs17 million had been deposited to her account on January 5, 2009. Around Rs9.97 million had been credited to account of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz.
The anti-graft agency has also asked Maryam Nawaz to respond to the queries regarding purchase of property. According to the Bureau, Maryam Nawaz purchased over 1,496 kanal land in four different areas. – NNI

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