Maryam Nawaz released from Kot Lakhpat Jail against surety bonds in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case

01:43 PM | 6 Nov, 2019
Maryam Nawaz released from Kot Lakhpat Jail against surety bonds in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case
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LAHORE - An accountability court in Lahore has released Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz from Kot Lakhpat Jail against two surety bonds worth Rs10 million each on Wednesday.

According to media details, duty judge Amjad Nazir Chaudhry issued her ‘robkar’ (mandamus) after the surety bonds were submitted in the accountability court.

The jail authorities went to the hospital in Lahore to take Maryam’s signatures on release orders, from where she will accompany with her ailing father, Nawaz Sharif, who has been discharged from the hospital.

Maryam was expected to be released yesterday as the surety bonds were not submitted after court hours exceeded.

However, the registrar had asked her lawyer to proceed with the remaining work tomorrow (today).

On Nov 4, the LHC granted bail to Maryam Nawaz in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.

Maryam had filed the plea on September 30 after she was arrested by the anti-graft watchdog under the accusation of owning the assets beyond known means on August 8. Following the deteriorating health of her father Nawaz Sharif, she submitted a filed a miscellaneous petition on October 24 requesting the court to grant her immediate bail on the humanitarian grounds.