A two-member division bench headed by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi and Justice Sardar Ahmed Naeem announced the verdict.
Bail was granted on the grounds that Maryam Nawaz furnish two Rs10 million surety bonds, deposit an extra Rs70 million and give up her passport. This was decided as the legal representatives of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), who were present at the time, raised fears over Maryam leaving the country.
NAB had arrested Maryam on August 8th under suspicion of money laundering in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills Case. She filed the application for bail after her father and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was hospitalised in critical condition following an alarming decrease in platelet count. Her lawyers have insisted that she must remain by her father’s side as he recovers.
In wake of the decision, PML-N supporters rallied outside the court in celebration while many, including PPP Senator Sherry Rehman, tweeted in support of the court verdict.
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