Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif’s bail expires tomorrow, to surrender at Kot Lakhpat jail

Pakistan’s former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, will on Tuesday surrender himself at the Kot Lakhpat Jail after breaking his fast to complete the remaining period of his seven years imprisonment in a corruption case.

The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on March 26 had granted him six-week interim bail on medical grounds. The court had rejected his review petition seeking permission to go to the UK for the treatment.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader had earlier filed a petition for permanent bail.

Nawaz Sharif, a three-time former PM, was jailed since December 2018 at the Kot Lakhpat Jail following his conviction in the Al-Azizia Mills corruption case– for owning a steel factory abroad without disclosing it’s ownership.

It was one among the three cases launched by the National Accountability Bureau in September 2017, after the Supreme Court of Pakistan judgment in the Panamagate graft case. The judges disqualified Nawaz Sharif from holding public office for life.


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