ISLAMABAD: Daughter of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and her husband Captain (retd) Mohammed Safdar were granted bail by an accountability court in references related to the Panamagate case, Aaj News reported.
According to reports, Maryam arrived at the court amid tight security. She was accompanied by senior PML-N leaders and ministers.
Deposed PM’s son in-law Cap Safdar, who was arrested from air port upon his arrival was later brought before the court by NAB officials.
Judge of the accountability court Muhammad Bashir heard the case. During the hearing, PML-N leader Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry submitted surety bonds worth Rs5 million on behalf of Maryam. The court provided Maryam Nawaz with the copies of the references.
After hearing arguments from the prosecution, the court accepted bail of both Maryam and her husband. The court ordered NAB authorities to release Capt Safdar as he also submitted bond worth Rs5 million.
Counsel of the former PM Sharif, Khawaja Haris, before the court stated that his client should be exempted from personal appearance before the court as he is in London due to the mild illness of his spouse. Medical certificate of Kulsoom Nawaz was also presented before the court.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Sunday arrested former premiers’s son in-law, Captain (retd) Mohammed Safdar the moment he set foot at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport upon his return from London, while his wife Maryam Nawaz left for her house.