ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has said that the government was committing a crime by denying medical treatment to Nawaz Sharif.
In a statement the PML-n and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president said that subjecting an ailing person to political vendetta was deplorable.
He lashed the government for what he said refusing to accept the medical board’s opinion on his brother’s health reflected its bad intentions and moral decline.
He said that ministers despite being on the ECL can go abroad, but a man who made Pakistan a nuclear power is not allowed to go to the hospital.
Shehbaz demanded that the government shift the former prime minister to a medical facility which treats patients with heart diseases.
Nawaz’s daughter Maryam Nawaz earlier tweeted that she was on her way to Kot Lakhpat jail to meet her father and expressed hope that he would agree to be shifted to the hospital.
“On my way to Kotlakhpat jail to see MNS. I hope he agrees to shift to the hospital. My grandmother also accompanying me. Maybe she can prevail bcoz MNS has never said no to her. Thank you, everyone, for your unflinching love, support & prayers. Will keep you updated, Insha’Allah,” she wrote.
On Tuesday, Maryam had shared that Nawaz’s condition was life-threatening and that he had had four angina attacks in the last week.
Her father had not been offered any treatment even when he was taken to the hospital and kept there for days, she had revealed.