Maryam Nawaz was arrested by the country’s National Accountability Bureau [Aamir Qureshi/AFP]
Pakistan opposition leader Maryam Nawaz has been arrested by the country’s National Accountability Bureau (NAB), a spokesperson for her party said.
Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) vice-president was detained on Thursday while she was visiting her father, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, at a Lahore prison, local media reported.
“Maryam Nawaz has been arrested,” Marriyum Aurangzeb, a PML-N spokesperson told Reuters news agency.
“NAB arrested her from Lahore and we haven’t been given any reason or grounds for her arrest.”
Nawaz, a three-time prime minister, is serving a seven-year term for corruption.
The family has been embroiled in several trials on corruption charges after the Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz from office in July 2017.
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SOURCE: Al Jazeera and news agencies