SC seeks NAB’s response over Nawaz’s bail plea


ISLAMABAD, Mar 19 (APP):The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and others in a bail plea filed by former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Yahya Afridi heard the case filed by Nawaz Sharif against the Islamabad High Court’s verdict over his bail plea on medical grounds in the Al-Azizia reference.
During the course of proceedings, Khawaja Harris, counsel for Nawaz Sharif, said his client had already filed a petition in the IHC against the judgement given by an accountability court, and shared details and findings of the medical boards constituted by the Punjab government that had examined the former prime minister.
He submitted five medical reports of Nawaz Sharif.
The CJP remarked that the court would need to read all of the former prime minister’s medical reports.
Khawaja Haris said the former premier’s doctor David Lawrence was based in London. 
The chief justice observed that the court knew that Nawaz had undergone medical in London and the reports from Britain were not provided to the doctors in Pakistan.
The court would examine Nawaz’s medical reports and tests conducted at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences in Islamabad, he added.
The CJP observed that according to Nawaz’s second medical report, his blood pressure was quite high, and he also suffered from kidney, hepatitis, diabetes and heart ailments.
He asked the counsel whether Nawaz Sharif had faced the medical issues earlier as well. Had Nawaz’s condition had deteriorated before as well, then the situation would be different, he added.
The chief justice said everyone knew that Nawaz took medicines for a number of medical conditions. Prior to the election, he also participated in rallies, he added.
Later hearing of the case was adjourned till March 26.