LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday approved Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif's bail petitions in Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme and Ramzan Sugar Mills cases and ordered his release.
NAB had arrested Shehbaz on October 5, 2018 in connection to the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case.
A two-judge bench headed by Justice Malik Shehzad Ahmad heard Shehbaz and former principal secretary to then prime minister Nawaz Sharif Fawad Hasan Fawad's bail petitions.
The bench first reserved its decision but later ordered the release of the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly.
Further, the bench approved Fawad's bail petition in the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case but rejected it in the case pertaining to owing assets beyond known sources of income.