Tuesday Apr 30, 2019
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan will hear on May 3 former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s petition seeking an extension in the bail granted to him on medical grounds.
The petition will be heard by a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa.
On Tuesday, Sharif filed a petition in the apex court which stated that a review petition had been filed in the Supreme Court on its March 26 decision. The petition sought an extension in Nawaz’s bail until a decision on the review petition.
Nawaz Sharif's bail is set to expire on May 7.
Nawaz, thrice the prime minister of Pakistan, had been in jail since December 2018 following his conviction in Al Azizia corruption reference in line with the Supreme Court’s July 2017 verdict. An accountability court on December 24 had found the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader guilty in the Al Azizia Steel Mills reference and sentenced him to seven years in prison.
He had been granted bail on medical grounds by the apex court on March 26 for six weeks. On April 25, Nawaz Sharif submitted a review petition in the Supreme Court seeking permanent bail.