IHC agrees to hear Shehbaz Sharif’s plea seeking Nawaz Sharif’s bail

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday admitted for hearing a petition filed by PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif seeking bail for Nawaz Sharif’s release on medical grounds.

A two-member bench comprising of Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani will hear the case despite objection from the Registrar.

In his petition, Shehbaz Sharif pleaded that Nawaz Sharif needed to get proper medical treatment either in Pakistan or abroad.

He said that an appeal was already being heard against Nawaz Sharif’s sentence in the Al-Azizia case, and pleaded with the court to release his elder brother on bail till the ruling is given by the court so that he could acquire proper medical treatment in his sickness.

NAB’s chairman, NAB Lahore DG, Kot Lakhpat Jail’s superintendent and MS of the Services Hospital have been made parties in the petition.

The move came after the former prime minister was rushed to Services Hospital in Lahore in critical condition.

According to medics, Sharif’s platelet count dropped to less than 2,000.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also took notice of the incident and directed Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif to let Maryam Nawaz meet her failing father.