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Sharif's lawyer seeks suspension of sentence, seeks bail on health grounds

A panel of experts appointed by the government to examine the former premier also recommended that he should be given proper medical attention

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan
Ex Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif

Former Nawaz Sharif's on Saturday filed a petition in the high court here for suspension of his sentence and seeking bail on medical grounds for the incarcerated

Sharif has been incarcerated in the in after he was sentenced to seven years in jail by an accountability court in the Al-Azizia on December 24.

Sharif's filed the petition in the (IHC), where petitions for suspension of sentence and appeal against conviction have been already filed.

The court had set a hearing for February 18 to hear the earlier petition and appeal, but Sharif's legal team wanted to persuade the court for early hearing.

Sharif is a heart patent and his health has deteriorated as he needs urgent medical attention in a hospital, according to his daughter

A panel of experts appointed by the government to examine the former also recommended that he should be given proper medical attention.

Sharif was tried in three corruption case launched in September, 2017. He was first convicted and sentenced for 10 years in July last year in a case related to Avenfield properties in The IHC granted him bail in the case in September.

He was convicted in the Al-Azizia case but was acquitted in Flagship investment case in December.

The cases were launched on the orders of the which had ousted Sharif as in July, 2017.

First Published: Sat, January 26 2019. 16:31 IST
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