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Nawaz Sharif arrives Jati Umra after release

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif reached Jati Umra late Tuesday night after he came out from Kot Lakhpat Jail as the Supreme Court allowed him six-week bail on the grounds of his poor health.

Nawaz, who is dealing with a 7-year jail sentence in Al-Azizia corruption case, had shifted the top court against the Islamabad High Court’s decision in February for refusing him bail on the same grounds.

During Tuesday’s hearing, a three-member bench directed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa allowed the former prime minister bail on condition that he cannot travel abroad for treatment.

As he left Kot Lakhpat jail, party workers met him and showered the PML-N supremo with flower petals. He traveled the 30-minute distance to his home during a caravan of supporters and party leaders.

He was greeted warmly by his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif in the home while his mother said prayers on his arrival.

The former PM was also requested to deposit 2 surety bonds of Rs5 million to the additional registrar.

At the time of the stipulated time, the former premier will be permitted to have treatment from a doctor of his own option and surrender in the instant aftermath of the expiration of the free period. If his condition still continues by the end of his bail, he can approach the relevant high court for an extension in the bail period, states the judgment.

The former premier spent around ten days in Jinnah Hospital, Lahore last month. He rejected to have further treatment at the hospital after the IHC rejected his petition looking for suspension of his sentence on medical grounds.

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