Maryam was arrested to save her from assassination, Zaid Hamid claims

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Self-proclaimed defence and security analyst Zaid Hamid has claimed that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President (VP) Maryam Nawaz was arrested to save her life.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday had arrested the PML-N leader in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case as she arrived at Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail to see her father, former prime minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif.

Sharing “inside news” regarding the arrest, Hamid claimed that Maryam was taken into custody “to save her life from an Indian assassination attempt”.

“Indians had planned to assassinate her [Maryam] in a political rally, just like Benazir,” he said and added that the result would have been total chaos in the country.

Earlier, according to family sources, Maryam was taken away by NAB in the presence of her father while her teenage daughter was also present there.

The bureau had summoned Maryam on Thursday at 3 pm in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case, but she didn’t appear before the watchdog, which is said to have led to the PML-N leader’s arrest.

The case pertains to government accusations that the Sharif family used the mills for money laundering and availing millions of rupees in subsidy without actually exporting sugar.

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