Supreme Court accepts former PM Nawaz Sharif plea

Supreme Court accepts former PM Nawaz Sharif plea

*ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) has accepted plea submitted by incarcerated prime minister Nawaz Sharif for early hearing of his bail petition on medical grounds.*

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa directed the SC office to fix hearing of the bail petition next week.

A three-member bench constituted by the apex court will hear the bail petition filed by the former premier jailed at Kot Lakhpat jail.

It is pertinent to mention here that Nawaz Sharif had separately filed pleas seeking his bail on medical grounds, as well as its early hearing following his worsening health condition.

On March 11, A new petition had been filed by incarcerated former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Supreme Court (SC) seeking early hearing of his bail plea on medical grounds.

The petition appealed the top court to fix hearing on priority basis citing worsening health condition of Nawaz Sharif. The Supreme Court was sought to fix hearing of his petition in this week, the petition stated.