NAB office in Lahore made 'red zone' in preparation of Maryam's hearing

NAB office in Lahore made ‘red zone’ in preparation of Maryam’s hearing


The Ministry of the Interior has approved the requirements of the National Accountability Bureau to provide security and declared its Lahore office a “red zone” before the Vice President of PML-N appears in court on Friday.

Maryam has been summoned by NAB on March 26 in connection with the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case, as well as the purchase of land in Raiwind.

According to sources, the Punjab government’s sub-cabinet committee on law and order approved the declaration of the NAB office as a red zone during Maryam’s appearance.

NAB had cited fears of a possible attack on its building the day the PML-N leader is expected to appear.

The source said that Punjab Wanderers and police personnel have been approved to be deployed in the NAB office and surrounding areas from March 25 to 26.

Punjab Minister for Law Raja Basharat has said that no one will be allowed to take the law into their own hands and strict action will be taken against those who disturb law and order and violate coronavirus safety protocols.

Fazlur Rehman, chairman of the Pakistan Democracy Movement, expressed support on Sunday. He said that during the hearing between Maryam and the National Bank (NAB), the opposition alliance will work with PML-N leaders. Solidarity.

“The apparent reasons cited by NAB (for the summons) have exposed the bureau for the puppet institution it is. It has approached the court for cancellation of [Maryam’s] bail on the basis that she speaks against institutions.

“So the institution has been formed not to combat corruption but to serve other institutions,” he said.

Fazlur Rehman said that when she appears before NAB on Friday, all of the PDM’s workers and leaders will be right there with her.

He went on to say that the workers will number “not thousands, but hundreds of thousands”.

The person in charge of PDM said that it will be decided later which leaders will be present, but despite this, we will stand side by side with her there.

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