LAHORE, Aug 11: Vice President PML-N Maryam Nawaz alone with her workers stage a chaos in front of National Accountability regional office in order to avoid for appearing before the NAB team in a case related to her illegally acquiring hundreds of acres of land in Raiwind by using influence of his father and then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The scene outside the building turned violent when the PML-N leader’s caravan, which included several cars and hundreds of supporters on foot, reached outside the NAB premises on Multan road.
A weak ago NAB has summoned a notice to Maryam for questioning before the investigation team, Maryam Nawaz had decided to appear before NAB for questioning in connection with its probe into the case. The bureau has asked her to submit details of duty and tax payment for the purchase of the land in question and whether the land had been brought in agriculture or commercial use. She was also directed to furnish complete details regarding the sale and purchase of land as well as funds arranged for acquiring the land.
NAB has asked Maryam to turn up before its combined investigation team on August 11 along with details of 200 acres of land she allegedly acquired in Raiwind in 2013 in violation of rules.
Due to well planed clash of party workers with the police outside the NAB office Maryam Nawaz has not been able to appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) today after her car was blocked from entering as her party workers and police clashed outside the anti-corruption watchdog’s office in Lahore.
PML-N leaders and activists had planned to receive their leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif outside the NAB office after the PML-N Lahore president started motivating activists and workers to set up reception camps on every route leading to the NAB office.
The workers gathered at Multan Road were already acquired with lathals and stone shopping bags were also provided to them on the spot by some of the party local leaders to have a counter attack on police party. After the clash the police also seize the vehicle that was full of stone bags couple with arrest of a doze of party workers.
The police and PML-N workers clashed after law enforcement personnel tried stopping the supporters from breaching the barriers set outside the watchdog’s office. The PML-N workers reportedly started pelting stones at the police following the scuffle.The pelting allegedly damaged the windshield of Maryam’s car which was stuck outside the main gate of the NAB office.
After converting Multan Road as a battlefield the NAB decided to postpone the PML-N leader’s hearing .NAB has also decided to probe former DCOs Noorul Amin Mengal and Ahad Cheema in the case. Earlier in May, NAB Lahore had opened an investigation against the Sharif family for illegally acquiring hundreds of acres of land in Raiwind to include in its Jati Umra residence.
Maryam Nawaz while addressing the workers claimed that Police attacking my car. Imagine if it were not a bullet proof vehicle. Maryam said that the police was firing teargas at her convoy. She added that police were pelting stones and shelling outside NAB’s office to disperse the PML-N workers who had gathered outside.
“If you are so afraid of PML-N, if you are so afraid of Nawaz Sharif, if you are so afraid of Maryam Nawaz, then why do you summon Maryam Nawaz? If there is so much fear then why do you summon me,” Maryam said .
“I am standing here. If you have summoned me then listen to my answers,” said Maryam . She said that she will not leave as she has come to respond to the “fake allegations” against her.