58 PML-N workers given 14-day judicial remand by court

A local court on Wednesday, awarded 14-day judicial remand for 58 Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) workers on clashing with the police outside National Accountability Bureau (NAB) office the previous day.

During the hearing regarding violent clash between police and PML-N workers on Tuesday, a local court turned down the prosecution’s appeal for physical remand.

Judge Zulfiqar Bari instead awarded a 14-day judicial remand of 58 PML-N workers including MPA Adnan Fareed on allegations of damaging NAB property and stone pelting on NAB office and police personnel a day earlier.

The development comes as earlier on Tuesday, hundreds of PML-N workers clashed with police personnel and tried to breach NAB office’s security parameters on the occasion of PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz’s appearance before the accountability watchdog.

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NAB had summoned Maryam Nawaz for questioning regarding regarding a case pertaining to illegal transfer of 200 acres of land in Raiwind during Deputy Commissioner (DC) Noor-ul-Amin Mengal and former DG Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Ahad Cheema’s tenure.

Following the violent clash, NAB issued a statement announcing to take legal action against Maryam Nawaz and PML-N leaders over violent clash with police and security personnel posted outside NAB office Lahore.

“After the approval of Chairman NAB Justice (rtd) Javed Iqbal, it has been decided to lodge FIR against PML-N leaders and workers for obstructing government administration,” said the statement issued by NAB.