SC to hear Nawaz bail plea on March 19

The high court in its February 25 order had held that none of the medical reports about Sharif’s condition


APP March 13, 2019
Supreme Court of Pakistan. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday accepted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's plea for early hearing of his bail petition on medical grounds in the Al-Azizya reference verdict.

A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and comprising Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Yahya Afridi would hear the petition on March 19.

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Nawaz Sharif's counsel Khawaja Harris had filed a petition for the second time against the February 25 order of the Islamabad High Court, which had dismissed his bail petition on medical grounds.

The high court in its February 25 order had held that none of the medical reports about Sharif’s condition suggested that his continued incarceration would in any way be detrimental to his life, adding he had been hospitalised time and again since January 2019 whenever he made complaints about his indisposition.

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