Judges forward separate verdicts on Shehbaz Sharif’s bail to LHC office

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) judges, who were hearing money laundering case, have forwarded their separate written verdicts on Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif’s bail to the court’s office.

According to sources, the LHC Chief Justice Qasim Khan will send the decisions to referee judge till April 20.

Justice Asjad Javed in his dissenting note stated that fellow judge had approved the bail of Shehbaz Sharif despite his refusal whereas Justice Sarfraz Dogar told that the bail was granted on mutual consent.

Earlier, the release of Shehbaz Sharif on bail in money laundering case was halted after one of the judges hearing the matter raised objection.

LHC judge Justice Asjad Javed had expressed disagreement over the ruling of granting bail to PML-N leader. Following this, the LHC CJ had dissolved the bench hearing National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references.

Sources told that from next week, Justice Alia Neelum and Justice Farooq will hold proceedings on the cases.

On April 14, 2021, LHC had approved bail plea of Shehbaz Sharif in money laundering case.

After hearing arguments from both sides, the court had directed the authorities to release him from Kot Lakhpat jail over two surety bonds of Rs5 million each.

Dunya News