SUNDAY TIMES ISLAMABAD :Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa, a three-judge of the SC is currently hearing the petition of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader challenging the Islamabad High Court’s verdict dismissing his bail application in the corruption reference.

Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and other PML-N leaders are present inside the courtroom as Sharif’s lawyer Khawaja Haris is presenting his arguments.

In response to a notice, the National Accountability Bureau had earlier on March 25 submitted a reply in the apex court opposing the bail petition.

The bureau said that Sharif’s bail plea didn’t mention any life-threatening disease. The former prime minister’s life was not threatened and no medical board had recommended surgery for him, nor did this case fall under the “hardship” category.

Nawaz Sharif was being given all facilities in Pakistan, it said and added he only wanted to make out the case citing threats to life so that he can go abroad.