The Supreme Court of Pakistan’s three member bench headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Yahya Afridi on Tuesday (March 19), summoned response from NAB. The apex court adjourned the hearing of the petition till March 26.
As the hearing went underway, Five of Nawaz’s medical reports were presented before the bench, at which the chief justice remarked that the court would need to read all of the former prime minister’s medical reports. “We are aware that Nawaz’s treatment was conducted in London,” CJP Khosa observed. “According to Nawaz’s second medical report, his blood pressure is quite high, and he suffers from a kidney stone, hepatitis, diabetes and heart ailment,” Justice Khosa observed.
“Did Nawaz Sharif face [these medical issues] earlier as well? If Nawaz Sharif’s condition had deteriorated before [this time] as well, then the situation would be different,” the top judge stated. “Everyone knows Nawaz takes medications for a number of conditions. Prior to the elections, he also [participated] in rallies,” Justice Khosa remarked.
Earlier Islamabad High Court (IHC) bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani on Feb 25 dismissed a bail petition filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds in Al-Azizia reference case.
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