Nawaz Sharif Bail Plea against IHC: SC will announce verdict on March 26

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Supreme Court heard the Nawaz Sharif Bail Plea against the decision of Islamabad High Court on Tuesday (today).

Nawaz Sharif bail plea against IHC verdict in Al Azizia reference heard in the Supreme Court of Pakistan today. The 3 member bench led by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and consisting Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah heard the plea.

Supreme Court issued a notice to National Accountability Bureau or NAB to submit reply in the matter in the next hearing fixed for March 26. The court will announce the judgment on the same day.


On 25th February, IHC dismissed Nawaz Sharif bail plea on medical grounds in Al Azizia Reference. According to the verdict, it is not a case related to unusual circumstances. No unique circumstances can be proven in the case of Nawaz Sharif. In addition, bail cannot be granted in light of the Supreme Court’s earlier verdicts. The IHC bench further elaborated that Nawaz Sharif is being provided medical treatment.

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif imprisoned at Kot Lakhpat jail after December 2018 after the conviction in the corruption reference in accordance with the Supreme Court decision in July 2017. Accountability Court also sentenced 7 years imprisonment to Nawaz Sharif along with the fine of US$25 million and Rs1.5 billion in the corruption case.

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