Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam arrested in Lahore

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The daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been arrested in Lahore while attempting to visit her father in prison.

According to the spokesperson of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party, Maryam was arrested along with her cousin Yousaf Abbas on Thursday in connection with the "Chaudhry Sugar Mills case".

The National Accountability Bureau, the federal anti-corruption force, confirmed the arrests.

"They have been arrested but where they will be kept will be decided by our headquarters in Islamabad," a spokesman for the NAB in Lahore told Reuters.

Nawaz Sharif is currently serving a prison term on charges of corruption.

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