LHC grants bail to Nawaz Sharif in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.

LAHORE -- 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.

Shehbaz added that the bail of Nawaz's daughter, Maryam Nawaz, should also be approved on medical grounds. The same plea was made by Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz leader Marriyum Aurangzeb, while talking to media.

Earlier on Thursday, doctors determined the exact cause of the drastic drop in the platelet count of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and said that treatment for the affliction...

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