Pakistani court grants bail to ex-PM for medical treatment

Supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif flash victory signs following a supreme court decision, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. In a Tuesday ruling the supreme court granted six weeks' bail to Sharif for medical treatment at a domestic hospital. The court said Sharif -- who has heart-related issues -- will not be allowed to leave the country. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018 file photo, former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif leaves after appearing in a court in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan's supreme court has granted six weeks' bail to Sharif for medical treatment at a domestic hospital. In the Tuesday March 26, 2019 ruling, the court said Sharif — who has heart-related issues — will not be allowed to leave the country. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's supreme court has granted six weeks' bail to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for medical treatment at a domestic hospital.

In Tuesday's ruling, the court said Sharif — who has heart-related issues — will not be allowed to leave the country.

Disqualified from office by the Supreme Court in 2017 over corruption allegations, Sharif is currently serving a seven-year prison sentence for not disclosing assets abroad.

Lawyers for the three-time former prime minister said he needs urgent medical treatment, and authorities expect his release later Tuesday.

In late February, an appeals court rejected Sharif's appeal and refused to release him on medical grounds.

An anti-graft tribunal had sentenced Sharif to 10 years in another corruption case last year, but that sentence was later suspended pending appeal.

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