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Friday, May 03, 2019, 17:47
Pakistan's top court rejects bail extension for ex-PM Sharif
By Associated Press
Friday, May 03, 2019, 17:47 By Associated Press

Pakistani former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, right, leaves the Kot Lakpat jail after his release in Lahore on March 27, 2019. (ARIF ALI / AFP)

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's top court has rejected a plea from former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for an extension of his bail so that he could travel abroad for medical treatment.

Sharif, who has a history of heart disease, is to return to prison next Tuesday

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Friday's decision by the Supreme Court comes days before Sharif's six-week bail was to expire. It was granted in March for medical reasons. However, the three-time prime minister has spent most of the past weeks at home at his residence in the city of Lahore.

Sharif, who has a history of heart disease, is to return to prison next Tuesday.

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The Supreme Court ousted Sharif from office in the summer of 2017 over corruption charges. He, along with other family members, faces several trials. In one case, he was sentenced to seven years for concealing assets abroad.

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