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IHC adjourns Nawaz’s bail plea on medical grounds till tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday adjourned the hearing into plea filed by former incarcerated prime minister Nawaz Sharif seeking bail in the Al-Azizia case on medical grounds, till tomorrow, ARY News reported.

The division bench comprising Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani took up the plea.

Director General NAB Irfan Mangi also appeared before the court, after being summoned by the IHC on last hearing of the plea.

The honourable bench asked the DG NAB over late replies in important cases. DG NAB replied, due to workload some time it takes time to give answers. “I tender an apology over late response, next time it won’t happen”, the DG NAB assured the court.

The judges, after accepting the DG NAB unconditional apology, allowed him to leave the court.

Justice Aamir Farooq asked Nawaz’s counsel Khawaja Haris,  ‘Your client’s bail was rejected earlier on the same grounds, have you made a new point to seek bail this time”.

To, this Haris, replied that the former prime minister was awarded bail on the medical grounds for six weeks and was ordered to contact the High Court again for an extension.

My client needs medical assistance, his doctor also advised him to get himself treated, he continued.

The court later adjourned the hearing of the case till tomorrow.

Read more: ‘Nawaz’s ailment not life-threatening’: NAB requests IHC to reject bail plea

In the last hearing, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)had submitted its detailed reply in the court.

The NAB has requested the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to throw out a petition filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif seeking his release from prison on medical grounds.

Sharif is currently serving a jail term of 7-years on being proven guilty in Al-Azizia reference filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

Earlier, Sharif had returned to Kot Lakhpat Jail upon the expiry of six-week bail granted to him by the Supreme Court on medical grounds.

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