Islamabad High Court hears Nawaz Sharif bail plea on medical grounds

Islamabad High Court hears Nawaz Sharif bail plea on medical grounds
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ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday will hear a bail petition filed by former premier Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia reference case on the basis of medical grounds.

The two-member bench will resume the hearing while assessing medical reports of the former premier.

In this regard, the court has also sought responses from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Punjab government regarding submission of all medical reports of Sharif to the court.

The petition had sought bail and suspension of Sharif’s sentence with a reasoning that he has been suffering from heart and kidney problems along with hypertension.

From the two petitions filed by Sharif, the court had asked his lawyer to withdraw one of the petitions as only one could be maintained for suspension of sentence and bail.

Thereby, bail plea on medical grounds has been maintained.

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