Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday resumed the hearing of a bail plea, seeking suspension of former premier Nawaz Sharif’s sentence in the Al Azizia corruption case.
A two-member bench, comprising Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani, is hearing the appeal filed by the filed by PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif.
During the hearing, the medical board informed the court that Nawaz had been given 80 injections in order to bring his platelet count — which was reported to have dropped to dangerous levels — to normal. The doctors said that earlier, the platelets injected in Nawaz's body would be destroyed but added that the count was not wavering any more.
When asked if Nawaz had suffered a heart attack during his medical treatment, the doctors responded in the affirmative.
Nawaz's personal physician Dr Adnan Khan, who had arrived in court before the hearing started, said that so far, the board was not able to figure out the reason behind the destruction of the platelets in the former premier's body.
On Saturday, the IHC granted interim bail to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Al-Azizia corruption reference on the medical basis till October 29 (Tuesday).