LAHORE: 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. National Accountability Bureau did not object to the bail plea filed by the brother of former prime minister Shehbaz Sharif during proceedings today. The decision to grant bail was announced by a two-member bench headed by Justice Ali Baqir.
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 is possible in Pakistan.
Renowned hematologist and bone-marrow transplant expert Dr Tahir Sultan Shamsi has confirmed that the former premier does not have bone cancer, but rather acute idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).