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August 26, 2019
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Bilawal to meet Nawaz Sharif at Koth Lakhpat Jail on Monday

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will meet former prime minister Nawaz Sharif at the Koth Lakhpat Jail on Monday to inquire about his health.

PPP sources confirmed that the party chairman will be meeting the incarcerated former Prime Minister at Koth Lakhpath jail where the later is serving a prison sentence in a corruption case.

On Saturday, the Punjab home department granted permission to Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to meet the former premier.

Bilawal will be accompanied by party leaders Qamar Zaman Kaira, Mustafa Khokhar and Jameel Soomro.

PPP leader Kaira had submitted a request to the Punjab home department on behalf of Bilawal on Saturday.

In the request, the PPP chairman sought permission to meet Nawaz in jail to inquire about his health. “It would be appreciated if you could kindly manage this visit for today,” it read.

Earlier today, Nawaz once again refused to be shifted to a hospital from jail.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif met his elder brother in jail today. Nawaz told Shehbaz that he was taken to Services Hospital, PIC and Jinnah Hospital where doctors said that they have just been asked to determine how ill he is. “Doctors said that they cannot provide me with treatment as they do not have the mandate for it,” Nawaz was quoted as telling Shehbaz.