Zardari congratulates Nawaz on bail


Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday congratulated former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader Nawaz Sharif on his bail.

In his message, Zardari also congratulated PML-N leaders and party workers on the former premier’s bail.

The former president also said that Nawaz’s illness is a cause of concern.

Earlier, the Supreme Court (SC) allowed six-week bail for Nawaz on the grounds of his deteriorating health.

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

During Tuesday’s hearing, a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa allowed the former prime minister bail on condition that he cannot go abroad for treatment. The former PM was also asked to deposit two surety bonds of Rs5 million to the additional registrar.