KARACHI, Pakistan 

A Pakistani court on Tuesday suspended the seven-year jail term and granted bail to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for eight weeks on medical grounds, his lawyer said.

A two-member bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) headed by Justice Aamir Farooq granted bail to the three-time premier who is being treated at a government hospital in northeastern Lahore city, against a surety bond of 4 million rupees ($56,465), the court record said.

Read more: Ex-Pakistan premier granted bail for 8 weeks