SC Grants Nawaz Sharif Bail For Six Weeks On Medical Grounds

After a lot of debate, the Supreme Court of Pakistan approved former PM Nawaz Sharif’s bail on medical grounds in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference. He will have to submit surety bonds worth Rs5 million and will be able to spend six weeks with his family and at the end of the period, he will return to the prison voluntarily.

A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, announced the verdict earlier in the day saying that Nawaz Sharif will have to surrender at the end of the period. In case he doesn’t recover in six weeks, then the PML-N Quaid will have to approach the high court for an extension if the bail.

The three-time Prime Minister was sentenced to seven years in jail last year and has been serving the sentence at Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail. The PML-N leaders started celebrating after the verdict was announced and many said their prayers, while some distributed sweets.

Staff Reporter

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