Islamabad High Court announces verdict against Nawaz Sharif in Al Azizya reference case.
The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday granted bail to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the al-Azizia corruption reference, suspending his sentence for eight weeks on medical grounds.
A two-member judge bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Mohsin Akhtar Kayani reserved the verdict earlier today on the plea filed by Shehbaz Sharif seeking the suspension of his brother’s sentence in the case.
In its verdict, the high court ordered that if Sharif’s condition does not improve in eight weeks, then the Punjab provincial government should be approached for a bail extension. The former prime minister was asked to submit two bail bonds worth Rs2 million.