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NAB opposes Nawaz Sharif’s plea in SC seeking bail on health grounds

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday opposed a petition of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Supreme Court, seeking bail on medical grounds, ARY News reported.

The NAB in its reply submitted in the apex court said that the bail plea of Sharif have no reference of any life-threatening disease to the petitioner and pleaded to the court to turn down his bail request.

“The applicant has no ailment, which poses threat to his life”, the NAB said in its reply.

“No medical board has recommended his surgery, neither his bail issue is a hardship case,” the NAB reply said.

The bureau said that the the report of Nawaz Sharif’s doctor, Dr. Lawrence, seems unauthentic and self-made.

The accountability bureau claimed in its reply to the court that Sharif wants to go out of the country on the ground of the alleged danger to his life due to ill health.

The NAB further said that all required medical facilities being provided to Nawaz Sharif for his treatment.

He will go out of the jurisdiction of the court if the bail granted to him.

The Islamabad High Court after review of all aspects of the case had rejected his bail petition, the NAB said in its reply.

The high court had rejected Sharif’s plea seeking suspension of sentence in Al-Azizia reference on medical grounds on Feb 25.

A division bench of the IHC comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani, dismissed the plea of the former premier, stating that the bail can not be granted on medical basis.

“Nawaz Shairf is not suffering from any disease which can not be treated in Pakistan,” the bench observed.

The former premier is currently imprisoned at Kot Lakhpat jail.

An accountability court in Islamabad on December 24 had awarded a seven-year jail term to the former premier and ordered him to pay $25million and Rs1.5 billion as fine in Al-Azizia reference.

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