Al-Azizia Reference: IHC grants bail to Nawaz Sharif for eight weeks

Shahzad Ali Reporter

29th Oct, 2019. 04:29 pm
IHC grants bail to Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad High Court (IHC) grants bail to Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for eight weeks in Al-Azizia Reference here on Tuesday.

A two-member division bench comprising Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani conducted hearing on the petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif appealing the court to release his elder brother on medical grounds.

During the proceedings, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) opposed Nawaz Sharif’s treatment abroad and permanent bail in the case, saying that a bail for specified period can be granted to him.

The opinion of doctors is respectable as they are the experts, however, they have not said that ex-PM’s treatment is not possible in Pakistan, the NAB maintained.

Earlier, Mian Nawaz’s interim bail on medical grounds ended today (Tuesday).

Meanwhile, Nawaz Sharif and the opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif’s lawyers in the National Assembly filed petitions seeking exemption from their presence during the hearing today.

According to details, Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Sardar Usman Buzdar and Nawaz Sharif’s personal doctor Dr. Adnan had been directed to appear before the court at 1.30pm for further proceedings in the case.

Fresh medical reports of the former PM were also be submitted in the court.

It is to be mentioned here that IHC had granted interim bail to Nawaz Sharif till today on medical grounds in Al-Azizia reference and directed him to submit two bail bonds worth Rs2 million each.

The decision was taken after 69-year-old was taken to Services Hospital when his blood platelet count dropped to dangerous levels.

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