Nawaz request SC to extend bail till review petition verdict

Nawaz request SC to extend bail till review petition verdict

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has sought an extension in the six-week bail until a decision on his review petition.


The petition filed by Sharif states that a review petition has been filed in the Supreme Court on its March 26 decision. The top court granted six-week bail to Nawaz on medical grounds.

Nawaz Sharif's bail is set to expire on May 7.

On April 25, Nawaz Sharif submitted a review petition in the SC seeking permanent bail and allow him to travel abroad.

The PML-N supremo, through his petition, has requested the court to review its decision and allow him to travel abroad.

The Supreme Court had on March 26 granted bail to former premier Nawaz Sharif 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.

Nawaz 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.