Shehbaz Sharif moves IHC for Nawaz Sharif's bail on medical grounds

Shehbaz Sharif moves IHC for Nawaz Sharif's bail on medical grounds

Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday moved Islamaba High Court (IHC) for former premier Nawaz Sharif’s bail on medical grounds.

According to details, the court will hear the petition seeking bail for Nawaz Sharif’s release for getting proper medical treatment on Friday.

The IHC bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani admitted the petition by rejecting the objections raised by the Registrar office on Thursday.

The government has sought a response from chief secretary, the medical team of the Services Hospital and Punjab home secretary on the petitions.

In his appeal filed with the IHC, Shehbaz has pleaded that Nawaz’s health was very poor and he is in great distress due to various diseases and should be allowed treatment in Pakistan or abroad.

The petition is seeking suspension of the seven-year sentence awarded to the former premier in the Al-Azizia reference.

The former prime minister is under treatment at the Services Hospital in Lahore after his platelet count once again dropped to a precariously low level.

On Wednesday, Nawaz Sharif’s platelet count dropped from 29,000 to 7,000. He was once again injected with platelets’ units on doctors’ advice.

Nawaz’s condition is closely being monitored and in order to assist the medical board, one doctor from Karachi and another from Islamabad has been called.

Meanwhile, the medical board treating the former PM confirmed that the PML-N supremo has been diagnosed with acute immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).

According to medics, ITP is a bleeding disorder in which the immune system destroys platelets which are necessary for normal blood clotting.