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IHC to hear Nawaz Sharif’s bail plea on medical grounds today

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will hear the plea filed by the former incarcerated prime minister Nawaz Sharif seeking bail in the Al-Azizia case on medical grounds on Tuesday (today).

The division bench comprising Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani will take up the case.

Sharif through his lawyer Khawaja Haris filed a fresh petition, making the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman and Kot Lakhpat Jail superintendent as respondents.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo’s lawyer contended that his client’s life is under threat owing to his fast deteriorating health. He quoted doctors as saying Sharif’s treatment is impossible inside prison.

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He said political opponents are making propaganda that his client is looking for an NRO but one should not forget that he [Nawaz] returned to the country leaving his ailing wife in London last year to face cases.

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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