Maryam Nawaz remanded in custody till Aug 21

A Pakistani court on Friday remanded Maryam Nawaz, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter, and her cousin in the custody of the country's anti-corruption authority till August 21 in a money laundering case.

Maryam and her cousin Yousaf Abbas Sharif were arrested from the Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore on Thursday in connection to the Chaudhry Sugar Mills (CSM) case while the 45-year-old PML-N vice president was on her way back from visiting her father, who is lodged in the same prison.

She was supposed to appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday for questioning in the sugar mills inquiry but she sought more time for submitting her response and went to meet her father in jail instead. She was arrested for not appearing before the anti-graft watchdog.

Sharif's daughter and nephew were presented in the accountability court. The NAB had requested a 15-day physical remand but the court approved a 12-day physical remand of the two accused, the 'Express Tribune' reported.