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Nawaz Sharif files another plea in SC seeking extension in his bail

ISLAMABAD: Erstwhile prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently on six-week bail on medical grounds has filed a fresh plea in the Supreme Court (SC) seeking extension in his bail.

“Interim bail should be extended until judgment in the review petition”, Sharif stated in his plea.

The PML-N supremo has further said in his plea that he hopes that review petition will be maintained by the top court regarding March 26 verdict.

The Supreme Court had granted erstwhile prime minister Nawaz Sharif bail for six weeks on medical grounds on March 26 against surety bonds amounting to Rs 5 million each.

Sharif’s bail will expire on May 7.

Last week, Nawaz Sharif had filed a 33-page review petition in the Supreme Court (SC), seeking permission for his treatment abroad.

The petition had stated that the apex court had approved conditional bail to Sharif for six weeks on March 26 on medical grounds, which restricted him to leave the country.

The apex court was pleaded to review the decision regarding the limitation of medical treatment to Sharif inside Pakistan. Sharif’s treatment was only possible through the doctor who previously treated him in United Kingdom (UK), it added.

It was stated that the petitioner was asked to move to high court for another extension in bail but it was not made a part of written order released by the top court.

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