The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has suspended the seven-year sentence of former prime minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif for two months in Al-Azizia case.
According to the details, the court on Tuesday resumed the hearing of a bail plea filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif for former premier Nawaz Sharif in the Al Azizia case.
A two-member bench, comprising Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani, heard the appeal.
Last week, Shehbaz had appealed the IHC to grant bail to Nawaz in the Al Azizia case — in which the latter is sentenced to seven years in prison — on medical grounds.
A two-member bench of the IHC had heard the bail petition on Friday and after questioning Services Hospital Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr. Saleem Cheema, who is part of the medical board treating Nawaz, the high court had adjourned the hearing until today.
However, on Saturday, Shehbaz filed another petition in IHC and requested the court to hear the bail plea sooner owing to Nawaz’s “extremely critical condition”.
The high court then granted interim bail to Nawaz on medical grounds which expired today.
It is pertinent to mention that the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday had approved the bail of former PM Nawaz Sharif in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. The bail was approved on medical grounds.
In light of this development, people are wondering if former PM will leave the country for further treatment.