Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif gets bail of six weeks on medical grounds

File photo of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 26, 2019, 02.33 PM (IST)

Pakistan Supreme court on Tuesday granted six weeks bail to Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds.

Nawaz Sharif’s counsel had pleaded bail on medical grounds for 8 weeks. The counsel will reapply for an extension in bail with a report after 6 weeks

Sharif is also barred from travelling abroad during his bail period.

After complaining about high fever, headache and severe body pain, Sharif was shifted to Jinnah Hospital from Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore last month.

Sharif is currently serving a seven-year jail term in connection with Al-Azizia graft case.