Nawaz moves SC against IHC’s rejection of bail plea

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FILE PHOTO: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif looks out the window of his plane after attending a ceremony to inaugurate the M9 motorway between Karachi and Hyderabad, Pakistan February 3, 2017. REUTERS/Caren Firouz/File Photo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX3D8PC

ISLAMABAD: Incarcerated former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday moved the Supreme Court (SC) against the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) decision to reject his bail in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case.

On Monday, IHC had rejected Nawaz’s bail petition seeking suspension of the sentence handed to him in the Al-Azizia case verdict on medical grounds.

The court maintained that all medical facilities are available to Nawaz, and hence, his demand for bail is not justified.

It may be mentioned that an accountability court of Islamabad had on December 24, 2018, convicted Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case and sentenced him to seven years imprisonment and a hefty fine.