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PTI respects SC’s decision of granting bail to Nawaz: Cheema

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Information Secretary Omar Sarfraz Cheema on Tuesday said that the party respects Supreme Court’s decision of granting bail to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds.

Praying for the early recovery of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo, Cheema said the government was already providing all out medical facilities to Sharif in the jail, as he refused from being shifted to the hospital.

Cheema in his statement further added that despite several offers from the government, Sharif was reluctant to be treated from London.

Earlier in the day,  the Supreme Court had granted Nawaz Sharif bail for six weeks on medical grounds.

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Headed by the chief justice, a three-judge of the SC had took up the petition of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader challenging the Islamabad High Court’s verdict dismissing his bail application on medical grounds.

Announcing the short verdict, the CJP directed the former premier be granted bail for six weeks against surety bonds amounting to Rs 5 million each.

The court, however, ordered that Nawaz will not be allowed to leave the country.

The court further said that Nawaz’s bail can be extended. If needed, the high court can be approached for an extension in the bail term, the court stated.

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