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Nawaz Sharif arrested in corruption case

Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was on Friday arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. After arresting Sharif from Kot Lakhpat Jail, the NAB team took him to the accountability court where it will seek his remand for interrogation in the case.

Hundreds of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders and workers thronged the court as Sharif was produced before the judge. While the NAB argued for a 15-day remand, Sharif’s lawyer countered it by claiming was never involved with Chaudhry Sugar Mills.

“This is not the first time that Nawaz Sharif’s assets are under scrutiny,” Dawn News quoted Sharif’s lawyer Amjad Pervez as saying.
The arrest warrant against Sharif was issued by NAB Chairperson Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal on October 4, 2019, reported Pakistan’s ARY News. The former prime minister was arrested after NAB claimed that he was not cooperating with the investigators in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.


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