Nawaz Sharif back in jail

Nawaz Sharif back in jail

Agency News

Pakistan's deposed prime minister, Mr.  Nawaz Sharif has returned to prison to serve his sentence in a corruption case after the end of his six-week bail which was granted to him on medical grounds.

On March 26, the Supreme Court suspended Mr. Sharif's seven-year sentence in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption case and granted him bail for six weeks with a condition that he would not leave Pakistan.

Last month, the 69-year-old three-time prime minister sought the court's permission to go abroad for medical treatment. However, the permission was not granted.

On Tuesday, Mr. Sharif left his Jati Umra residence here for the Kot Lakhpat Jail with a procession of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers, led by his daughter, Ms.  Maryam.

Ms. Maryam and his nephew Mr. Hamza Shehbaz along with hundreds of PML-N workers accompanied him. The supporters gathered outside Mr. Sharif's Jati Umra residence and accompanied him to jail.