Nawaz seeks permission to go abroad for treatment

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25 Apr, 2019 3:47 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who bail on medical grounds for six weeks, sought permission to go abroad for medical treatment on Thursday.

Nawaz Sharif submitted a review petition in Supreme Court seeking permanent bail. In the petition filed by the PML-N leader has requested the court to review their decision and grant bail to go London for treatment.

The petition further stated that the treatment only possible from the doctor who already had treated him.

The patient has severe issue of heart, blood pressure, kidneys and liver. It added that he is suffering level three diseases. The petitioner also adopted the stance, on his 15 page petition, the apex court had not allowed him to go abroad in his previous bail plea, adding that the court review his petition for permanent bail.

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.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa heard the plea. Other judges in the bench included Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah.

Khawaja Haris, counsel for Nawaz Sharif, gave the reference of the letter written by Dr Lawrence. The CJ questioned the legal status of the letter.

He stated that they had filed the application for suspension of sentence on medical grounds after the condition of his client deteriorated.

He said that five medical boards had reviewed the condition of Nawaz Sharif and each medical board had recommended his shifting to hospital. “Nawaz Sharif needs to undergo angiography. According to doctors, angiography of Nawaz Sharif is a complex matter. The kidney disease has complicated the angiography of Nawaz Sharif who is also suffering from hypertension, heart, kidney and sugar diseases,” he stated.

Khawaja Haris appealed to the court to grant bail to his client for eight weeks. “Nawaz Sharif’s name is on the ECL and he will go nowhere,” he said.



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