PML-N concerned over delay in bail of Shehbaz Sharif
Referee judge to now rule on Punjab ex-chief minister’s bail matter
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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has expressed reservations over the ‘conflicting note’ issued four days after the court had granted the bail to party president Shehbaz Sharif, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.
In a statement, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said this had happened for the first time in the judicial history of Pakistan that a ‘conflicting note’ had appeared four days after the bail was granted.
“We have been visiting the court for four days to get bail orders but every time we were told those were not signed yet,” she said and added “It’s very painful.”
The Lahore High Chief justice would now appoint a referee judge who would agree to the order of one of the dissenting judges and the bail petition would be rejected or accepted by majority of 2:1.
According to Justice Sardar Sarfraz Dogar, due to differences, separate decisions were written. ‘The matter will now be placed before the Chief Justice for the appointment of a referee judge,’ he said.
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 said that the bail was granted on mutual consent.