The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has postponed the hearing of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz due to the “third wave of COVID-19.”

Earlier, PM’s Adviser on Accountability Shahzad Akbar said that Maryam Nawaz was threatening the NAB.

Addressing a press conference with Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar in Lahore, Shahzad Akbar had said that Rangers and police would be deployed on the occasion of Maryam Nawaz’s appearance before the NAB.

He said that the NAB summoned her to clarify position on money laundering charges and not to deliver a lecture.

Maryam Nawaz had been summoned by the watchdog on March 26 in regarding the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case, and the purchase of land in Raiwind.

A statement posted by NAB on Thursday said in view of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC)’s guidelines during the surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, a meeting of the body decided to postpone the hearing. The new date will be announced at a later time, the statement added.


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