Following the hue and cry of Nawaz Sharif’s ill health, the disqualified former Prime Minister of Pakistan has now been granted bail for 6 weeks.
After his hearing led by a three-judge bench including Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa, Sharif’s bail petition was accepted on medial grounds directing him deposit two surety bonds worth Rs5 million each.
After the six weeks duration is over, Nawaz Sharif will have to surrender himself to jail authorities, failure to do so will result in his immediate arrest. Sharif’s name is still on the exit control list which bars him from traveling abroad.
, Sharif’s legal counsel, Khawaja Haris, had earlier requested bail for eight weeks citing an “urgent angiography” required by his client.
Social media has got up in a frezy following Sharif’s bail. However, one question that everybody is asking is whether other ill prisoners be treated the same way as Sharif and granted bail on medial grounds. The Irony!!!
Okay! #NawazSharif is given bail for 6 weeks on grounds of poor health.. Now on, every sick prisoner languishing in jails will be given bail too.. Wohoo!!! 👏👏👏
— Sadaf Zahra (@SadafZNaqvi) March 26, 2019
So NS granted conditional bail where he isn’t allowed to fly out. Now doctors can fly to Pakistan to treat #NawazSharif and PMLN cannot blame PTI for not providing him with proper medical assistance 👏🏻 #SupremeCourt
— Syeda Tuba Anwar (@syedatubaanwar) March 26, 2019
Aaah. Don't want to blame judiciary. But there are thousands of patients in Jails of Pakistan seeking proper treatment.@ShireenMazari1 @ShehryarAfridi1
Are we working on it?
Human rights violation is on higher level#NawazSharif
— Hans Masroor Badvi (@hansbadvi) March 26, 2019
If #NawazSharif can get bail on medical grounds then all prisoners should have same right.
It is not rule of law that if you cannot afford a famous lawyer, you will not be entitled of relief.
Every prisoner is facing mental pressure in jail, then all prisoners should be free.
— Saqib Hussain (@SaqiRebel) March 26, 2019
— Faraz Ahmed Jan (@FarazAhmedJan) March 26, 2019
— Ahsan Faraz (@Max__Here) March 19, 2019