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Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif granted bail on medical ground for six weeks

Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif granted bail on medical ground for six weeks

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 26 Mar 2019, 09:55 am

Islamabad, Mar 26 (IBNS): Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif was granted bail by Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday for six weeks to obtain medical treatment within the country.

As per Dawn News report,  a three-judge bench led by Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa granted bail today on medical grounds against two surety bonds of Rs5 million each. 

The short order, read out by the chief justice in Court Room No 1, said that Sharif will have to surrender himself to jail authorities once the bail period is over. If he fails to surrender, he will be arrested, reported the news report.

In case Sharif wishes to apply for bail when he returns to jail after six weeks, he will have to consult the high court, the order said, reported the Pakistan-based newspaper.

Khawaja Haris, Sharif's legal counsel, had urged the court to grant bail for a period of eight weeks.

Sharif's daughter Maryam NawazSharif praised the god after the order was passed by the court.

Sharif is currently serving seven years of imprisonment in the Al Azizia corruption case.