- Title: File of former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif, granted bail over ill health
- Date: 25th October 2019
- Summary: Sharif was delivering a speech at a seminary in Lahore when a man in the audience hurled a shoe at him. The perpetrator, who police said was a former student at the seminary, then jumped on stage where Sharif was standing and began chanting before he was overpowered by the crowd and handed over to the police. LAHORE, PAKISTAN (FILE - MARCH 11, 2018) (REUTERS) SHARIF SHAKING HANDS WITH MEMBERS OF LOCAL SEMINARY SHARIF WAVING AND SITTING DOWN SEMINAR IN PROGRESS SHARIF GETTING UP TO SPEAK SHOE BEING HURLED AT SHARIF / SHARIF DUCKING / CROWD REACTING PEOPLE STANDING UP Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam arrived back to Pakistan to face lengthy prison sentences, in a high-stakes gamble to galvanise their beleaguered party ahead of a July 25 election. The pair, who were sentenced in absentia on corruption charges last week, was arrested soon after their arrival in Lahore and escorted from the airplane by uniformed men, a Reuters reporter on board said. A spokesman for Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party confirmed they were arrested soon after landing. ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (RECENT - JULY 13, 2018) (REUTERS) SHARIF AND HIS DAUGHTER MARYAM NAWAZ GETTING ON BOARD PLANE SHARIF SPEAKING TO REPORTERS
- Embargoed: 8th November 2019 10:55
- Keywords: Nawaz Sharif profile chronology prime minister Pakistan court hearing Supreme Court
- Location: FAISALABAD, ISLAMABAD, PUNJAB, LAHORE, KARACHI, GRAND TRUNK ROAD, PAKISTAN / UFA, RUSSIA / WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES/ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
- City: FAISALABAD, ISLAMABAD, PUNJAB, LAHORE, KARACHI, GRAND TRUNK ROAD, PAKISTAN / UFA, RUSSIA / WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES/ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
- Country: Pakistan
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00DB2M4RWN
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- 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 jail sentence after a conviction for corruption last year. He denied the charges, which he said were politically motivated.
He was taken from his jail cell to hospital in the city of Lahore on Monday (October 21) and his party has raised concern about his health.
His lawyer told Reuters after the ruling that Sharif's health was "deteriorating" and he "needs better treatment".
Sharif's party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, lost to the party of former cricket star Imran Khan in the election in July, 2018.
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