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Friday Oct 25 2019
Web Desk

Didn’t oppose Nawaz’s bail plea on humanitarian grounds: NAB

Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday announced that it had chosen not to challenge former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s bail in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case, on humanitarian grounds.

Nawaz Sharif granted bail in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case, to stay in jail

The statement was issued to clarify what NAB said "news items reported by a section of media" following the Lahore High Court's decision to grant Nawaz Sharif bail in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.

The plea was filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif.

A division bench of the LHC approved the bail against the surety bonds of Rs20 million.

The Lahore High Court on Friday approved the bail of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. The bail was approved on medical grounds, according to reports.

During proceedings in the court today, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) did not object to the bail plea filed by Shehbaz Sharif, the brother of former prime minister, on Thursday.

The decision to grant bail was announced by a two-member bench headed by Justice Ali Baqir. The court has ordered that the defendant deposit two surety bonds for Rs10 million each for the bail.

Former chief minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, commenting on the verdict, said that Nawaz Sharif was seriously ill and the nation needed to pray for his health.