NAB asks Maryam to explain her share in the Sugar Mills


Islamabad: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday has issued a call up letter to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz. The letter asks her to “give details of her business relations with four foreign nationals who allegedly sent millions of rupees as remittances in Sharif family’s accounts from different countries.”

The call up letter by NAB further reads that  “The inquiry conducted so far has revealed that you [Maryam Nawaz Sharif] are a shareholder in M/s Chaudhry Sugar Mills (CSM), NTN 0224049-1 since 1995–in this context you are required to provide details of financial relations with foreign nationals [named] Saeed Saif bin Jabar Al-Suweidi (UAE national), Sheikh Zakaud din (UK national), Hani Ahmad Jamjoom (Saudi national) and Naseer Abdullah Lootah (UAE national).”

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) further asked her to explain her share in the CSM and Shamim Sugar Mills as well.

“[What are] the details of your shareholdings in M/s CSM since 1995 and its mode of acquisition, transfer, sale/purchase of shares along with year–details of all remittances/telegraphic transfers (TTs) sent/received by you from abroad–break up/details of land purchased by you with actual price from various individuals.”

The NAB investigation team also claimed that Maryam Nawaz with five other shareholders of CSM has received about more than Rs30 million through multiples TTs from aforesaid foreign nationals years back.

However, the NAB sources stated that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz has completely denied the allegation. She stated that she was not aware of these TTs. She has no business links with foreign individuals as well.

On of the NAB officials has stated that “Maryam Nawaz Sharif has shown ignorance regarding the mode of acquisition, transfer, sale/purchase of shares pertaining to Chaudhry Sugar Mills. But Maryam Nawaz failed to provide any documentary evidence in support of her contentions.”

On the other hand, while talking to the Geo News, Hassan Nawaz told that,

“We’ve little knowledge about this new inquiry initiated started by NAB Lahore–I could not recall either any transactions sent by him to family back home at the moment recently–I, however, can tell you [this correspondent] that he has yet to receive NAB’s call up letter.”

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