In Pakistan, a National Accountability Court in Islamabad has granted bail to Maryam Nawaz, daughter of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, and her husband retired Captain Muhammad Safdar in a reference pertaining to London properties owned by the Sharif family.
Earlier, Captain Safdar was taken into custody by a National Accountability Burea, NAB team minutes after he landed at Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad along with his wife Maryam from London.
The arrest followed issuance of non-bailable warrants by the accountability court for Capt Safdar after he failed to appear on previous hearings despite notices.
After hearing arguments from the prosecution, the court accepted bail of both Maryam and her husband. The judge also ordered NAB authorities to release Capt Safdar.