Maryam Nawaz’s Appearance: PML-N workers, police clash outside NAB office

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PML-N workers and police clashed outside the National Accountability Bureau’s office Tuesday, ahead of party leader Maryam Nawaz’s visit to the anti-graft body’s office.

To show solidarity, PML-N workers in the form of a procession had accompanied the PML-N leader as she left for the Bureau’s office in Thokar Niaz Baig from Jati Umra.
However, NAB officials told her to head back as the situation deteriorated outside the Bureau’s office when party workers and police clashed. In a video that she posted on Twitter, Maryam alleged that police pelted stones at her car which cracked her bulletproof vehicle’s windshield.
In a tweet, the PML-N leader accused police of firing tear gas shells and baton-charging party workers.

مجھ سے یکجہتی کے آئے پرامن کارکنان پر پولیس کی جانب سے آنسو گیس شیلنگ, لاٹھی چارج اور پتھراؤ کی شدید مذمت کرتی ہوں.
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) August 11, 2020
In another video she posted on Twitter showing the cracked windshield of her car, the PML-N leader said,”Pelting stones at my car, police have broken its windshield. This is a bulletproof car and police are pelting stones and shelling [PML-N workers] in front of NAB’s office to instigate workers,” she said.

Police attacking my car. Imagine if it were not a bullet proof vehicle. Shame. pic.twitter.com/VtQLJlXFhr
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) August 11, 2020
The clash ensued when PML-N workers were trying to remove barricades outside NAB’s Lahore office and police tried to stop them. NAB officials conveyed to Maryam that it was not possible to record her statement due to the deteriorating situation outside the Bureau’s office.
 

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— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) August 11, 2020
‘I am standing outside NAB office, will not go back’
Maryam spoke to party workers to say that she had been summoned from her home so that she could be harmed. “I am standing here, if I have been called, then listen to me as well,” she said.
The PML-N leader said that she had arrived outside the Bureau’s office to “answer lies” and will not head back home.
However, the doors of the NAB office remain closed and no official of the Bureau has responded to Maryam’s statement.
At first, Maryam’s car could be seen heading towards Jati Umra after the message had been conveyed from NAB that proceedings had been postponed. However, her car then stopped outside the NAB office as PML-N workers and party leaders reconvened around her vehicle.
Earlier, while she was on her way to the NAB office, party workers showered flowers on Maryam’s car and chanted slogans in favour of the PML-N leader.

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