Maryam Nawaz, Yousaf Abbas remanded into NAB’s custody for 12 days

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LAHORE: An accountability court on Friday handed over Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for a 12-day physical remand.

Former premier’s daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif, who was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau a day earlier, appeared before an accountability court today in connection with the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.

Yousaf Abbas, a cousin of Maryam Nawaz who was also arrested by NAB the same day, was also produced before the court.

During today’s hearing, the anti-graft watchdog requested a 15-day physical remand of the two, to which, Judge Ashraf Malik only granted the bureau a 12-day remand and adjourned the hearing till August 21.

PML-N leader Hamza Shehbaz, the son of opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif, was also present in the court in relation to the Ramzan Sugar Mills case.

A brawl broke outside the court premises as police personnel escorted Maryam Nawaz to the hearing earlier today, where furious PML-N workers pelted stones at the police, with at least one policeman reportedly injured in the clash.