SC seeks response from NAB on Nawaz’s bail application


(NNI): The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday issued notices to the National Accountability Bureau and others, as it heard a petition filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif against a verdict by the Islamabad High Court dismissing his bail application in the Al-Azizia corruption reference.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Yahya Afridi summoned a response from the accountability watchdog within a week.

Five of Nawaz’s medical reports were presented before the bench, at which the chief justice remarked that the court would need to read all of the former prime minister’s medical reports.

“We are aware that Nawaz’s treatment was conducted in London,” CJP Khosa observed, when told by Nawaz’s lawyer Khawaja Haris that the former premier’s doctor David Lawrence is based in London.

The chief justice further remarked that the reports from London were not provided to the doctors in Pakistan, and that the court would examine the medical reports of tests conducted at PIMS in Islamabad.

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