IHC hears Nawaz Sharif bail petition on medical grounds today

IHC hears Nawaz Sharif bail petition on medical grounds today

*ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will hear the bail petition of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia case on medical grounds on Wednesday (today).*

The division bench comprising Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani will preside the hearing. In the last hearing, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had submitted its detailed reply in the court.

In a detailed reply submitted to the IHC in response to Sharif’s plea, the NAB stated that the plea at hand is the third one seeking relief on the grounds similar to previous ones and therefore, is not maintainable and liable to be dismissed with exemplary costs.

NAB stated the grounds on the basis of which Sharif sought his release are “non-conclusive observations contained in a medical report of the so-called Special Medical Board and recommendation and does not manifest any serious ailment endangering the life of the petitioner and on this ground alone the petition merits dismissal.”

On Monday, the *Kot Lakhpat Jail superintendent* and a medical officer submitted the report regarding to the health condition of Nawaz Sharif in the IHC.

In the reply, the jail superintendent and medical officer submitted health status of Nawaz Sharif.

In a report, it is mentioned that Nawaz Sharif has been suffering from diabetes, blood pressure and health related diseases. It further said that the former prime minister had a heart bypass surgery in the years between 2011 and 2016, and stents were placed in his heart in the years 2001 and 2017.