ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan granted a bail to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for six weeks on medical grounds.
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa heard the former prime minister’s petition against a verdict by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to not grant bail on medical grounds in Al-Azizia Corruption reference.
Nawaz Sharif will not be allowed to leave the country.
Announcing a short verdict, Justice Khosa directed the former premier be granted bail for six weeks to get medical treatment within Pakistan. Nawaz will not be allowed to leave the country, the chief justice said.
Supreme Court has directed to submit 50 million bonds.
According to information, Nawaz Sharif’s bail can be extended, if needed. The court can approach for an extension in the bail term.