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May 20, 2019
1:17PM

Pakistan's former PM Nawaz Sharif moves Islamabad HC for bail on medical grounds

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Pakistan's jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif moved the Islamabad High Court today for bail on medical grounds in the Al-Azizia corruption case. 

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court dismissed the review petition of the 69-year-old, three-time Prime Minister, seeking permanent bail on medical grounds and the permission to go abroad for treatment.

Sharif returned to the Kot Lakhpat jail on May 7 to serve his seven-year prison term in the case after the end of his six-week bail, which was granted to him on medical grounds with a condition that he would not leave Pakistan.

Pak-Daily, Express Tribune reported that opinions of specialist doctors from Switzerland, the US and the UK have been included in the petition filed at the high court by Sharif's counsel Khawaja Haris.  

According to the reports, doctors recommended that Sharif's condition is life-threatening. Tension and stress can prove to be threatening to his life.

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