Nawaz to be shifted to Sharif Medical City for treatment


LAHORE (DNA) – Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be shifted to the Sharif Medical City for treatment after getting a six-week bail on medical grounds by the Supreme Court.Nawaz Sharif’s doctor said it will be determined whether the treatment is possible or not in six weeks after the check-up of the former premier.It is worth mentioning here that the Supreme Court had on Tuesday 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.

The PML-N supreme leader 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.

Besides, he was also disqualified from holding any public office for the period of 10 years. The disqualification will go into effect following his release from jail after serving the seven-year sentence.