Published: Mon, October 28, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif Granted Bail On Medical Grounds

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif Granted Bail On Medical Grounds

In the Chaudhary Sugar Mills case, the Lahore High Court granted bail to former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the grounds of medical.

Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad has said that the government will implement courts orders on Nawaz Sharif and the Jamiat Ulema Islam (F) march in letter and spirit. The PML-N leader was released on parole by the Punjab government on Wednesday to see her father, who has been hospitalised from Monday night.

The doctors also noted the several tests needed to be conducted but have been put on hold until the PML-N supremo feels better.

"If immediate treatment is not done, his life is in danger", he added.

Maryam had earlier claimed that she was denied the permission for the same, Samaa TV reported.Nawaz was shifted to Lahore's Services Hospital after his health deteriorated Monday night.

Speaking at a press conference at Pakistan Railways Headquarters here on Friday, he said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to ensure availability of all possible healthcare facilities to Nawaz Sharif. The government had said this week Sharif was suffering from a low blood platelet level, perhaps from taking certain medication.

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The judicial remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz and her cousin Yousaf Abbas, the managing director at Sharif Group of Industries, has been extended till November 8 in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case on Friday.

"It is acute immune thrombocytopenic purpura, a bleeding disorder, in which the immune system destroys platelets", the doctor told Dawn, speaking on condition of anonymity.

A 10-member medical board, headed by Services Hospital Principal Ayaz Mahmood, also submitted his report to the court declaring his condition "very serious".

Following the court verdict, Sharif's youngest brother and opposition leader in the National Assembly thanked the court.

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) also took up a petition to release him on medical grounds in Al-Azizia steel mills case in which he was convicted for seven years in December last year and was kept in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail.

The court sought complete medical reports of Nawaz Sharif and adjourned the hearing till October 29. "I feel for Maryam Nawaz".

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