Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif granted bail

Last Updated: Oct 26 2019 18:19
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On Friday, the Lahore High Court granted bail to ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills corruption case.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif had filed the bail application for the release of his brother, who is currently admitted in the Services Hospital here, from the custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), according to reports by Dawn news.

An accountability court had earlier this month granted NAB a 14-day physical remand of Nawaz Sharif in connection with the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. The remand expired on Friday.

The anti-corruption watchdog’s prosecutor told the court that “every life, including that of Nawaz Sharif, is precious”, adding that the former premier’s condition was treatable.