Maryam Nawaz’s NAB appearance postponed after scuffle between PML-N workers, police

07:12 PM | 11 Aug, 2020
Maryam Nawaz’s NAB appearance postponed after scuffle between PML-N workers, police
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LAHORE – A violent clash between police and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers caused cancellation of Maryam Nawaz appearance in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in an illegal land case.

The NAB has postponed the hearing and the PML-N leader is likely to be summoned again next week, local media reported.

The scuffle broke out outside the NAB office located near Thokar Niaz Baig ahead of the appearance of the Maryam when party supporters reportedly tried to crossed the barricades placed to bar people from reaching premises of the anti-graft body’s office.

Police party also fired tear gas and pelted stones, besides using water canon to disperse the PML-N workers.

In a tweet, Maryam wrote: “Police attacking my car. Imagine if it were not a bullet proof vehicle. Shame.”

The windshield of her car also cracked due to a stone attack during the incident.

Later, the PML-N leader left office without recording the statement and held fiery presser. She claimed that the she was being summoned once again as the government is in fear due to rising popularity of the PML-N.

He also alleged that the call-up notice of the NAB was issued to cause her harm.

In a retaliatory press conference, Punjab information minister Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan and Law Minister Basharat Raja accused the PML-N of organizing the planned hooliganism outside the NAB office.