Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday has said that the game of Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan and his political team against ex-PM Nawaz Sharif is condemnable.
While addressing a press conference after consultation meeting of senior party leaders in Lahore, Shehbaz Sharif said that the incumbent government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) wants to take ransom from Sharif family in the name of indemnity bond.
Indemnity bond is being demanded from the person who was elected Pakistan’s PM for three times, he went on to say.
The younger Sharif asked the government whether Nawaz had submitted any indemnity or surety bonds when he had voluntarily returned to the country from London in July 2018 after he was sentenced to serve prison time by a trial court in the Avenfield reference.
“And today when two high courts have granted him bail and said that he can avail treatment in Pakistan or abroad, the government is doing politics on the issue.
“Renowned lawyers of the country have criticised the [government] decision,” Shehbaz said.
The ‘selected’ prime minister (Imran Khan) is befooling the nation with his speeches. PTI government has destroyed the economy and reputation of the country, he added.
Shehbaz Sharif asserted Imran Khan can neither give National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) to anyone nor he can take it. Government is adopting cheap tactics by intentionally politicizing Nawaz Sharif matter, he stated.
Shehbaz further urged that it was high time we stopped doing politics on Nawaz’s health. “I did not think there would be such bitter politics done on someone’s health.”
“It is not just me who think politics is being done on Nawaz’s health. Even a minister from Karachi accepted that politics was being done on his health,” he said.
“When Imran Khan was injured, Nawaz Sharif himself went to the hospital to inquire about his health. The government doctors themselves have said that Nawaz’s treatment was not possible in Pakistan, but despite that a humanitarian issue was being made into a political one,” he said.
He questioned did Nawaz Sharif submit an indemnity bond when he was imprisoned with daughter Maryam in Adiala Jail. Shehbaz further noted that it is not less than a miracle that no internal bleeding happened despite such low platelets in Nawaz Sharif.
He said government is delaying the matter of removal of Nawaz’name from ECL, adding that who removed Zulfi Bukhari from ECL within an hour.