Nawaz Sharif, who was convicted on corruption charges, has been rushed to hospital from the prison after recent blood tests raised doctors' concerns.
The Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to release jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on bail for six weeks to receive medical treatment but said he would not be allowed to leave the country.
The verdict in two corruption cases against former premier will be announced on Monday in capital Islamabad. If found guilty, the three-time PM could get up to 14 years in jail.
His brother, ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was sentenced earlier this year to 10 years in prison after the Supreme Court removed him from power.
Nawaz Sharif is the only Pakistani leader to have become the prime minister of the country three times. He has been previously removed from office by the presidency, a military coup and an accountability court. Can he come back again?
After the ouster of Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif from office, meet the new man leading the party that has governed the country for three rocky tenures.
Pakistani politics has been experiencing many ups and downs since independence in 1947 with the power struggle between civilian and military leaders shaping the country’s political arena. Only three governments have completed their full tenure.
Warrants were issued after ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif failed to appear before court over corruption allegations.
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