Pakistan arrests opposition leader, daughter of ex-PM Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan’s opposition leader, daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz has been arrested, Reuters reported on Thursday citing spokesperson for the Pakistan Muslim League (N) political party Marriyum Aurangzeb.

“Maryam Nawaz has been arrested. The National Accountability Bureau arrested her in Lahore and we haven’t been given any reason or grounds for her arrest,” the spokesperson said.

On December 24, 2018, former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to seven years in prison on counts of corruption. His daughter Maryam Nawaz is also suspected of corruption. Back in 2018, she was already held in remand but was released before the final verdict was brought in. The Geo TV channel reported that she was supposed to give a statement to the National Accountability Bureau, prior to her arrest.