We had already directed that Nawaz be provided all medical facilities, says premier. Photo: File
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday commented on the Supreme Court's decision to grant former premier Nawaz Sharif bail for six weeks and said his government respects court decisions.
The premier, who was informed about the top court's decision on Nawaz's petition while he was charring a meeting of the federal cabinet, said, "We had already directed that Nawaz be provided all medical facilities."
"The courts and institutions in the country are independent," he stated and added that he is praying for Nawaz's health.
PM Imran chaired a meeting of the federal cabinet today to discuss Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's visit to the country as well as the current economic and political situation.
Earlier today, the apex court granted Nawaz bail for six weeks to obtain medical treatment within the country.
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa heard the former premier's petition against a verdict by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to not grant him bail on medical grounds in the Al-Azizia corruption reference.
Announcing a short verdict, Justice Khosa directed the former premier be granted bail for six weeks to get medical treatment within Pakistan. Nawaz will not be allowed to leave the country, the chief justice said. The court further said that Nawaz's bail can be extended. If needed, the high court can be approached for an extension in the bail term, the court stated.
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