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IHC to announce verdict on Nawaz’s bail plea on Feb 25

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday reserved a verdict on petition of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif seeking bail on medical grounds, ARY News reported.

The IHC bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiani will announce the verdict on Feb 25 (Monday).

The counsel of the former PM has also been conveyed by the registrar office in this regard. The verdict will be announced in the open court.

The court had reserved its decision on a petition no.352 of Sharif on Feb 20.

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The former PM had filed the petition, seeking bail from the court on medical grounds on Jan 25. Sharif’s counsel, Khawaja Harris, requested to grant a bail to the PML-N supremo on humanitarian grounds and for necessary medical check-ups.

Earlier in the day, Dr Adnan, personal physician Nawaz Sharif, said that PML-N leader had never denied from undergoing an angiography.

Holding government responsible for the delay in angiography of the deposed prime minister, Dr Adnan said “the government will be responsible if anything happens to Sharif”, and added that he is ready to undergo an angiography.

He said, there is a need for intensive-care treatment of Nawaz as condition of blood supply to one part of the patient’s heart was not good.

On Jan 22, Sharif was brought to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) from Kot Lakhpat jail for a medical examination amid tight security.

An accountability court judge Muhammad Arshad Malik had sentenced Sharif to seven years in prison on Dec 24 in the Al Azizia case.

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