Chaudhry Sugar Mills Case: Court extends physical remand of Maryam Nawaz, Yousuf Abbas
An accountability court extended the physical remand of Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz and her cousin Yousuf Abbas Sharif for 14 days, in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.
The National Accountability Bureau, upon completion of their initial remand period today, presented Maryam and her cousin, Yousuf, before the court. The two had been arrested on August 8 in the aforementioned case.
Scuffle Between Police and PML – N Workers In Maryam Nawaz ‘s Presence
On the occasion, a scuffle erupted between police personnel and PML-N workers after which, SP City ordered the arrest of those who tried to enter the court from judge’s gate. Captain (r) Safdar also stepped into the clash and grabbed police officers’ sticks.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday said that they would seek an extension in the physical remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Maryam Nawaz, Hamza Shahbaz and Yousaf Abbas.
The reason given by the NAB official for requesting another physical remand is that the accused did not cooperate during the investigation and Maryam refused to answer any question asked by the investigation team.
Zardari, Talpur to have AC, attendant in jail
Meanwhile, an accountability court on Tuesday rejected the applications of former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur, seeking A-class and extra facilities in prison during their judicial remand in fake accounts cases. In an unprecedented move, it allowed them to avail certain facilities at their own expense.
Though it turned down the request for A-class in their cells, it has allowed them to upgrade their prison life with an air conditioner, refrigerator, television, radio, iPad, cooker, kettle, toaster, torch, and other additional facilities as well as keep an attendant.
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