Supreme Court to hear Nawaz Sharif's bail petition today

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Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
The Supreme Court will hear a petition filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif against a verdict by the Islamabad High Court dismissing his bail application in the Al-Azizia corruption reference today (Tuesday).

During the last hearing on March 19, a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa summoned a response from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

NAB has said that Nawaz has no life-threatening condition.

The former premier wants to go abroad, the accountability bureau further said and urged that his petition be dismissed.

The Islamabad High Court on February 25 had dismissed Nawaz’s petition seeking bail and suspension of his seven-year sentence in the Al-Azizia reference on medical grounds.

The former premier has been imprisoned at Kot Lakhpat jail since December 2018 following his conviction in a corruption reference in line with the Supreme Court’s July 2017 verdict.

On December 24, an accountability court in Islamabad had sentenced Nawaz to seven years in prison along with a fine of Rs1.5 billion and US$25 million in the corruption reference.

Originally Posted on SuchTv

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