LAHORE: An accountability court (AC) of Lahore on Wednesday rejecting an extension in Maryam Nawaz’s physical remand sent her to 14-day judicial remand in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills Case (CSM).
Maryam Nawaz and Yousuf Abbass were presented in the AC after conclusion of their seven day physical remand.
National Accountability Bureau today as well insisting an extension in Maryam Nawaz’s physical remand pleaded that Maryam Nawaz assets are not compatible with her income and persons of Sharif family have to be called for the investigation of their assets and income.
On which, Amjad Pervez advocated, the counsel of Maryam Nawaz opposing the extension of her client physical remand said that the NAB’s three requests for extending the physical remands are old and changes are made in it.
The counsel told the court that the NAB from very first day have an agreement of distribution of properties of Sharif family despite that they were accused of money laundering and not evidence was presented.
To which, the court asked to submit a memorandum of association of CSM then the NAB’s prosecutor informed the court that it is not present at the moment but they will produce it now through fax.
On which, the court expressed anger and remarked that “what do you think the proceedings will run this manner we allocated enough time to investigation officer for investigation and collection of facts and evidences.”
Later, after hearing the arguments of both the sides rejected the NAB insistence of the extending the physical remand sent Maryam Nawaz and his cousin Yousuf Abbass on 14-day judicial remand.
Maryam insisted to be shifted to Kot Lakhpat jail instead of the Camp jail, however the court remarked that it is prerogative of respective jail officials where the accused should be placed wherever the arrangement for woman are available they can sent their.