Supreme Court announces verdict in Nawaz Sharif bail petition

Supreme Court announces verdict in Nawaz Sharif bail petition

ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court has turned down former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s request seeking an extension in his six-week bail in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case on Friday.

The court also declined a plea seeking permission for Sharif’s treatment in the United Kingdom.

The court claimed that Nawaz was given six weeks for medical treatment, but it is as if he had spent the entire time in tests alone.

Nawaz Sharif’s counsel, Khawaja Haris Ahmed, said that, according to the written order of the court, his client cannot apply for bail before surrendering himself to the authorities.

He further reminded that this aspect of the written order had some contradictions with the verbal ones issued in the case.

Justice Sajjad Ali Shah said that anything said by judges before signing their verdict is called an observation, and not a ruling.

The counsel then asked the court to extend his client’s bail for eight more weeks. He argued that the health condition of his client was deteriorating. He said the medical reports of Nawaz suggested an angiography.