Nawaz Sharif granted bail on medical grounds

Nawaz Sharif granted bail on medical grounds by LHC

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Nawaz Sharif was granted bail by The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday in the Chaudhary Sugar Mills case on the basis of his medical condition.

Shehbaz Sharif, President of PML-N filed a bail request for the release of Nawaz Sharif from the custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The court ordered the former prime minister to submit two surety bonds of Rs 10 million for his release.

After the order, his lawyer, Azam Nazir Tarar told, “We applied for bail on the grounds that his health conditions were deteriorating and that he needs better treatment.”

It is unclear whether Nawaz Sharif will be transferred to another hospital or as his lawyer had requested, will be allowed to move abroad for treatment.

Although Nawaz Sharif is about to be released from imprisonment, he will not be released until the Islamabad High Court (IHC) approves his request for suspension of his sentence in the Al Azizia case, which will be next heard on Tuesday.

The names of Nawaz and Maryam are on the Exit Control List (ECL). The lawyer of Nawaz Sharif was told that another request regarding the Exit Control List must be filed to remove their names from the list in case they have to move abroad.

The petition was heard by a bench containing two members, which was headed by Justice Baqar Najafi. The NAB prosecutor said in the court that every life, including the life of Nawaz Sharif, is precious. He also told that Nawaz Sharif must be treated properly depending upon his medical condition.

The medical board consisting of six members, chaired by the Principal of Servies Hospital, Ayaz Mahmood found out the reason for the deteriorating health of Nawaz Sharif on Thursday. The members of the medical board said, “It is acute immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a bleeding disorder, in which the immune system destroys platelets. We are hopeful that his condition will improve in a few days.” Doctors have said that his condition was treatable.

Earlier this month, NAB was granted a 14-day physical remand of Nawaz Sharif by an accountability court that expired on Friday.

 

 

 

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