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SC to hear Nawaz Sharif’s bail plea today

SC to hear Nawaz Sharif’s bail plea today
March 26, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Supreme Court (SC) will hear bail plea of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds today (on Tuesday). A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Asif Saeed Khosa will hear Nawaz Sharif’s appeal. Other judges in the bench include Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah.
NAB opposes Nawaz’s bail plea on health grounds
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) opposed a petition of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Supreme Court, seeking bail on medical grounds. In its reply submitted in the apex court, the NAB said that the bail plea of Sharif have no reference of any life-threatening disease to the petitioner and pleaded to the court to turn down his bail request. “The applicant has no ailment, which poses threat to his life”, the NAB said in its reply. “No medical board has recommended his surgery, neither his bail issue is a hardship case,” the NAB reply said. The bureau said that the the report of Nawaz Sharif’s doctor, Dr. Lawrence, seems unauthentic and self-made. The accountability bureau claimed in its reply to the court that Sharif wants to go out of the country on the ground of the alleged danger to his life due to ill health.
Special security measures in SC
The SC announced security measures that have been taken ahead of the hearing of a bail petition filed by former premier Nawaz Sharif. Due to the limited capacity of Court Room No 1, where the hearing will be held, the Superintendent of Police (Security) of the Supreme Court will issue security passes in order to regulate the entry of the people. Only petitioners and respondents whose cases have been fixed in the top court will be allowed to enter the premises of the Supreme Court building. Journalists and advocates who come to the court regularly will be exempted from passes. The general public who wish to observe proceedings will be required to contact the SP (Security) for security passes.