Shehbaz Sharif bail case hit by controversy as judges write conflicting notes

By: News Desk      Published: 12:39 AM, 18 Apr, 2021
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Shahbaz Sharif

The matter of bail for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif became controversial when the two judges hearing the case wrote conflicting notes. 

Justice Sarfaraz Dogar granted Shehbaz bail and announced it formally through a short order a couple of days ago. However, Justice Asjad Javed Gharral wrote a contradictory note in the detailed verdict and said his opinion was ignored in the short verdict. 

In his dissenting note, Justice Asjad said his colleague Justice Sarfaraz granted Shehbaz bail despite his opposition. He said he asked Justice Sarfaraz first in his chamber and then in the courtroom to dismiss the bail application, but he did not. He said that Justice Sarfaraz wrote a short order in this case and sent it to him, but a short order in this case was not justified. He said that Justice Sarfaraz granted Shehbaz bail on his own. 

Justice Sarfaraz said the decision was being sent to the Lahore High Court (LHC) chief justice and he would appoint a referee judge to give a final verdict in this case.