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Daughter of Pakistan’s ex-PM Nawaz arrested amid corruption probe

Daughter of Pakistan’s ex-PM Nawaz arrested amid corruption probe

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Pakistan opposition leader Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of convicted ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) while visiting her father in prison. A spokesman for Nawaz’s Pakistan Muslim League (PML) told Reuters that the politician had been detained in Lahore, but that the authorities have yet to explain the grounds of her arrest. Nawaz was asked to appear on Thursday before the NAB to answer questions regarding a corruption probe. Her family is accused of embezzling millions of dollars from the government project. According to local reports, she ignored the request and was arrested while visiting her father, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in jail. Sharif is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for corruption. Nawaz herself was also convicted in a related corruption case, but her sentence was suspended. Her arrest was sharply criticized by opposition figures.
Source: Daughter of Pakistan’s ex-PM Nawaz arrested amid corruption probe

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