The daughter of Nawaz Sharif, former PM of Pakistan, Maryam Nawaz has got relief from Lahore High Court. In the case of Chaudhry Sugar Mills, the court granted bail to Maryam Nawaz. Maryam, leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, was arrested on 8 August.
The court ordered the PML-N leader to deposit two personal bonds of Rs 1 crore each and an additional Rs 7 crore for bail. Apart from this, Maryam will also have to surrender her passport. The High Court reserved its ruling in the case on October 31.
A two-member bench of the High Court of Justice Ali Bakr Najafi and Justice Sardar Ahmed Naeem delivered the verdict. Mariam Nawaz and National Accountability Bureau legal representatives were also present in the court during this period.
The PML-N vice-president had approached the High Court on September 30, seeking bail after his arrest in the Chaudhary Sugar Mill case. Maryam Nawaz is suspected of money laundering in this case.
Mariam Nawaz had filed a petition on 24 October demanding immediate bail on the basis of fundamental rights and humanitarian reasons after the sudden deterioration of her father and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. On 29 October, the Islamabad High Court deferred Nawaz Sharif’s sentence for eight weeks in the Al Azizia case.