Supporters of Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif celebrate the bail order of Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz in Lahore, Pakistan, Nov. 4, 2019.
Supporters of Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif celebrate the bail order of Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz in Lahore, Pakistan, Nov. 4, 2019.

A Pakistani court has granted bail to opposition leader Maryam Nawaz, who is facing money-laundering charges.

The Lahore High Court on November 4 ordered the deputy leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party to post a roughly 10 million-rupee ($64,500) bond and hand her passport over.

Nawaz was detained in early August by the country's anti-corruption National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a case regarding business transactions at a sugar factory – Chaudry Sugar Mills – where she was one of the major shareholders.

On October 24, she filed a petition for bail on humanitarian grounds after her jailed father, PML-N founder and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was rushed to a hospital amid a deterioration of his health.

An Islamabad court on October 29 suspended Sharif's conviction on corruption charges for two months to allow for medical treatment.

The 69-year-old Sharif, a three-time prime minister, and his daughter have denied the charges against them, saying they are politically motivated.

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