Pakistan's former PM Sharif granted bail for six weeks

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Pakistan's top court has agreed to release former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on bail for six weeks to receive medical treatment for a heart condition.

A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, announced the verdict on Tuesday.

Sharif, who is serving a seven-year jail term in a corruption case, will not be allowed to leave the country and will have to submit two surety bonds worth 5 million Pakistani rupees.

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