IHC issues notice to NAB on Nawaz Sharif's bail plea

04:53 PM | 21 May, 2019
IHC issues notice to NAB on Nawaz Sharif's bail plea
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ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) conducted its first hearing on a bail plea moved by former premier Nawaz Sharif and issued notices to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Superintendent Kot Lakhpat prison and other parties on Tuesday.

A two-member bench comprising Justice Amir Farooqi and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani conducted the hearing during which Nawaz’s lawyer Khawaja Haris presented arguments.

During the hearing, Justice Kiyani asked if a fresh medical report of Nawaz has been presented before the bench or not after which a medical report furnished after March 26 was presented in the august court.

Khawaja Haris admitted during the hearing that the former premier was undergoing treatment but contended that his condition was not stable.

The IHC issued notices to the concerned departments and adjourned the hearing for two weeks.

Nawaz Sharif moves IHC for bail on medical grounds 01:42 PM | 20 May, 2019

ISLAMABAD - Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif filed a fresh petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday ...

The supreme leader of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz moved the court on Monday and included the opinions of specialist doctors from Switzerland, US and UK in his petition filed on medical grounds.

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court dismissed Nawaz’s petition seeking permanent bail on medical grounds and the permission to go abroad for treatment.

A three-judge special bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Yahya Afridi, dismissed the petition; he was earlier granted bail for six weeks which expired on May 7th.

The former premier is serving a seven-year prison term at Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail since December 24, 2018 in Al-Azizia reference filed by the accountability watchdog.