Islamabad (Web Desk): The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has opposed the suspension of sentence of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia reference.
According to details, the accountability watchdog submitted its 12-page repose to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday.
The NAB, in its response, took the stance that there is no immediate danger to Nawaz Sharif’s health.
It added that the medical reports did not suggest a surgery anytime soon and the court had sentenced the former premier keeping in view his medical history.
The NAB further stated that Nawaz Sharif cannot be released on bail by suspension of sentence.
The IHC will hear the petition in on June 19.
This is pertinent to mention here that the Supreme Court on March 26 had granted bail to the former PM for six weeks against a surety bond of Rs5 million in a petition filed on medical grounds in Al Azizia corruption reference; however, with a restriction that he cannot leave the country.
He returned to Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail on May 7 after the expiry of his six-week bail.
Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to seven years in prison and was fined Rs1.5 billion and $25 million in the Al Azizia corruption reference by an accountability court on December 24, 2018.