- Title: Pakistani court grants bail to ailing former PM Sharif
- Date: 25th October 2019
- Summary: LAHORE, PAKISTAN (OCTOBER 25, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SECURITY OUTSIDE LAHORE HIGH COURT SECURITY PERSONNEL WALKING YOUNGER BROTHER OF JAILED FORMER PRIME MINISTER NAWAZ SHARIF AND LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF PAKISTAN, SHEHBAZ SHARIF, ALONG WITH LAWYERS AND SUPPORTERS, APPROACHING COURT BUILDING ENTRANCE VARIOUS OF SHEHBAZ ENTERING COURT BUILDING VARIOUS OF SHEHBAZ COMING OUT OF COURT BUILDING SURROUNDED BY JOURNALISTS (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) YOUNGER BROTHER OF JAILED FORMER PRIME MINISTER NAWAZ SHARIF AND LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF PAKISTAN, SHEHBAZ SHARIF, SAYING: "Due to the prayers of mothers, sisters, brothers and our comrades, today the court has granted bail to Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif in Chaudhry Sugar Mills (case), congratulations to all of you." PEOPLE WALKING OUTSIDE COURT BUILDING (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) YOUNGER BROTHER OF JAILED FORMER PRIME MINISTER NAWAZ SHARIF AND LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF PAKISTAN, SHEHBAZ SHARIF, SAYING: "I, through these cameras, request the people to pray for his health." VARIOUS OF SUPPORTERS PRAYING FOR SHARIF'S HEALTH PEOPLE WALKING OUTSIDE COURT BUILDING
- Embargoed: 8th November 2019 13:49
- Keywords: Pakistan Nawaz Sharif former PM Court bail lahore
- Location: LAHORE, PAKISTAN
- City: LAHORE, PAKISTAN
- Country: Pakistan
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA001B2LJHHJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A Pakistani court granted bail on Friday (October 25) to jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds, a lawyer for Sharif said.
Sharif, 69, a three-time prime minister, is serving a seven-year prison sentence after a conviction for corruption last year. He denied the charges, which he said were politically motivated.
He was taken from his prison cell to hospital in the city of Lahore on Monday (October 21) and his party raised concern about his health.
Sharif's party, the main opposition Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), has accused authorities of victimising Sharif and his family.
The government denies that the legal action against Sharif and other members of his family, including elder daughter Maryam Nawaz, who is also in detention for suspected graft, is politically motivated.
It was not clear if Sharif would be moved to another hospital or allowed to go abroad for treatment, as his lawyer had requested.
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