Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (File photo)
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (File photo)

Sharif moves Pak SC over denial of bail in Al-Azizia reference case

ANI | Updated: Mar 01, 2019 20:29 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar 1 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday moved the Supreme Court against a decision by the Islamabad High Court, rejecting his bail application in connection with Al-Azizia reference case.
Sharif's counsel Khawaja Haris filed a plea in the top court, stating that the high court’s decision should be declared null and void, Geo News reported.
The Islamabad High Court on Monday rejected Sharif’s petition, who is serving seven years of the prison sentence on graft charges, seeking bail on medical grounds.
The High Court bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani ordered that the bail could not be given on medical grounds.
After complaining about high fever, headache, and severe body pain, Sharif was shifted to Jinnah Hospital from Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore last month.
On December 24 last year, Sharif was sentenced to seven years in prison by an accountability court in Al-Azizia reference case and was fined US $ 2.5 million. (ANI)