Maryam Nawaz Appearance Before NAB: Clash Erupts Between Party Workers And Police


Maryam Nawaz appearance before NAB: Clash erupts between party workers and police

Police have restored to aerial firing, shelling and baton charge to disperse the angry PML-N workers outside the NAB office and have arrested many workers including the women workers of the party.

LAHORE: (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News-August 11th, 2020) A clash erupted between outraged Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers and police as party’s vice-president Maryam Nawaz reached National Accountability Bureau (NAB) office regarding a case of illegal transfer of 200 acres of land in Raiwind.

PML-N workers who accompanied Maryam Nawaz from Jati Umrah to the NAB office in a convoy pelted stones at police officials deputed there outside the office of NAB and tried to break the barriers outside the office.

In order to control the situation, police resorted to aerial firing, shelling and baton charge to disperse the infuriated crowd. Numbers of protesters including women were arrested.

“Police threw stones at my car which broke its screen. I am here to give answers to the NAB questions. Why did you summon me if you are so scared? Now have some courage to listen to me,” the PML-N vice-president said.

The National Accountability Bureau has deferred Maryam Nawaz’s hearing and has decided to file cases against the demonstrators. Gates of the NAB office have been shut down. However, Maryam Nawaz refused to leave the premises of the NAB despite that the officials asked her to leave.

Earlier, Maryam Nawaz was summoned by the anti-graft body to explain her position regarding a case of an illegal transfer of 200 acre land in Raiwind area.

The property was transferred in the name of Maryam Nawaz in 2014 whereas 100 kanals each were transferred to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and erstwhile Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif – father and uncle of Maryam.

It may be mentioned here that the rules and regulations of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) were ignored while transferring the lands. The property was declared as green land to stop construction around the Sharif family’s terrain.

Fida Hussnain

Fida Hussnain is a lahore based journalist. He writes on politics, religion, social issues and climate change. He is also a research fellow at University of Gujrat.