LAHORE (92 News) – Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will handover himself to the Kot Lakhpat jail authorities on Tuesday after completion of his six weeks bail period.
According ot the reports, Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) supremo will surrender himself to the jail authorities after Iftar in Jati Umra tomorrow. In this regard party leaders and workers have been asked to come to show their solidarity with the erstwhile prime minister.
As former premier is scheduled to return to his prison barracks on May 7, the party members have decided to set up 10 camps to express solidarity with him.
In this regard, the PML-N leaders were summoned in Jati Umra, however, the consultations would be held on the legal matters. The sources said that it will be overviewed to submit bail plea for Nawaz Sharif again on the medical grounds.
Meanwhile, Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz will today chair a consultation meeting at the PML-N Secretariat in Model Town, Lahore.
SC rejects Nawaz Sharif’s review petition for bail extension
The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday rejected former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s review petition seeking extension in the bail.
A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and also comprising Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Yahya Afridi heard the case.
During the hearing, Sharif’s consul Khawaja Haris said his client can’t apply for bail before surrendering himself to the authorities. To reply, Justice Sajjad Ali said that whatever said prior to signing the order was just an observation.
The lawyer asked the court to extend the bail for eight more weeks as the only option available for his client is to be checked by the same doctors who were treating him earlier in London. The chief justice remarked that Nawaz’s health has deteriorated after going on bail.
However, the bail of former prime minister will expire on May 7.
SC to hear Nawaz Sharif’s review petition for bail extension on May 3
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s review petition
for an extension in bail on medical grounds, will be heard by the Supreme Court on May 3 (Friday).
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa will hear the petition which was filed earlier today by the former prime minister.
Nawaz had filed the review petition in the apex court, on the Supreme Court’s decision made on March 26, seeking an extension in his bail which will expire on May 7.
The petition sought an extension in Nawaz’s bail until a decision on the review petition. Nawaz Sharif’s bail is set to expire on May 7.
Nawaz had been serving his jail term since December of 2018 in the Al Azizia corruption reference as per the verdict by the Supreme Court in 2017.
The former premier was found guilty in the Al Azizia Steel Mills reference and was sentenced for seven years imprisonment by an accountability court.
SC grants bail to Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds for six weeks
Earlier on March 26, the Supreme Court granted bail to former premier Nawaz Sharif
on medical grounds for six weeks in the Al-Azizia reference.
In addition, the court also suspended the sentence for six weeks. The court also stopped Nawaz Sharif from going abroad. However, he will be free to get treatment from anywhere in the country.
The court also ordered to release him after furnishing two surety bonds worth Rs five million each. The bail has been granted on five grounds.