Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz.
Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz.

Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam is among over 300 Opposition PML-N leaders and workers who were booked by Lahore police on Wednesday for hooliganism and attacking law enforcement officers.

About 58 workers of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) were arrested and sent to jail for 14 days by a sessions court of Lahore.

Maryam, her husband Capt (Retired) Mohammad Safdar, and 35 lawmakers and senators of the Opposition party are among over 300 leaders and workers booked under different sections of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Violence erupted outside the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) office in Lahore on Tuesday as heavy police contingents and workers of the PML-N confronted each other shortly after the arrival of Maryam there to record her statement in a land

acquisition case.

Several PML-N workers, cops and NAB officials suffered injuries during the clash. The anti-graft watchdog had summoned Maryam to record a statement in the investigation into the illegal acquisition of 3,500-kanal of land in Raiwind by her, her father, uncle Shahbaz Sharif and grandmother Shamim Akhtar.

The PML-N leader and workers were booked on the NAB complaint. In its statement on the incident, NAB said Maryam had been summoned in a "personal capacity" to record her statement but instead of appearing, "she displayed hooliganism in an organised manner through PML-N workers by pelting stones and creating disorder".

"Such an attitude has been seen against a constitutional and national institution for the first time in 20 years in which not only windows of the building were broken by throwing stones but employees were also injured," the Dawn quoted the statement as saying.

PML-N information secretary Marriyum Aurangzeb said the Chuhang police were not entertaining their complaint regarding registration of an FIR against Prime Minister Imran Khan, NAB chairman Javed Iqbal, Prime Minister's adviser Shahzad Akbar and the Punjab government for "making an attempt on the life of Maryam Nawaz" by attacking her car.

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