CJP ORDERS TO FIX NAWAZ SHARIF’S BAIL PLEA FOR HEARING NEXT WEEK
ISLAMABAD (Channel 9 News) – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Asif Saeed Khosa has ordered to fix the bail plea of Nawaz Sharif for hearing next week.
The orders were passed on Nawaz Sharif’s application for early hearing of his bail plea. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court will hear the plea.
Nawaz Sharif moves SC for early hearing of his bail case
Earlier, Nawaz Sharif has filed afresh application in the SC for early hearing of his bail plea. In the application, he contended that his health has already deteriorated and the bail case should be fixed for hearing this week.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had dismissed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s plea for early hearing of the bail petition.
The court ruled that Nawaz Sharif’s bail plea will be fixed on its turn. Nawaz Sharif, through his counsel Khawaja Haris, had requested the court to fix the bail petition on March 6.
The former premier had challenged the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) verdict on his petition seeking bail on medical grounds in the SC. Nawaz Sharif petitioned the SC against a decision by the IHC rejecting him bail in Al-Azizia corruption reference. The former premier’s counsel Khawaja Haris earlier filed a petition in the apex court seeking that the IHC decision be declared null and void.
The former premier is currently imprisoned at Kot Lakhpat jail. He was earlier admitted at hospital on February 15 owing to his illness.
IHC dismisses Nawaz Sharif’s plea for bail on medical grounds
On February 25, the IHCdismissed the bail plea of former prime minister on medical grounds in the Al-Azizia reference.
The two-member bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani announced the verdict. The court ruled that the bail cannot be granted on medical grounds. The detailed judgement will be announced later on. On the other hand, the PML-N has announced to challenge the verdict in Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Talking to the media after meeting outside Kot Lakhpat Jail on Monday, he said that he had come to inquire after the health of Nawaz Sharif. “Today is a historic day for me.”
PPP Senator Aitzaz Ahsan has advised the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) to beware of Sharif family. Talking to the media on Wednesday, he said that the PML-N leaders touch feet when they are in trouble and hold the collar when they stand.
“Bilawal Bhutto has expressed high morality by meeting with the former premier,” he said.
The PPP senator said that he had never opposed a meeting between Nawaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto.