Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President (VP) Maryam Nawaz on Thursday was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), media reports said.

According to reports, Maryam had arrived at Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail to see her incarcerated father, former prime minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif, when she was taken into custody by NAB officials.

The PML-N leader has reportedly been taken into custody in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case against members of the ex-PM’s family.


Earlier, the PML-N VP had also been sent a questionnaire inquiring about the case details, including questions on how and where the shares were divided since the inception of the mill in 1985.

NAB officials say that Maryam had failed to satisfy the bureau during her last appearance before an investigation team. She had tried to lead the inquiry officials “astray with unnecessary and abstruse information in a sitting that lasted for 45 minutes”.

The evidence against the owners of the sugar mills had surfaced during an investigation against ex-Punjab chief minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif and his sons Hamza and Salman in money laundering and income beyond means cases.