Government respects court judgment, says Firdous Ashiq Awan
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the government respects the court judgment. Reacting to LHC’s verdict allowing Nawaz Sharif to go abroad on Saturday, she said that Nawaz Sharif is serving the jail awarded by courts, not the government. She said that the government had always been accepting the treatment of Nawaz Sharif a humanitarian issue. Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the prime minister had clarified that the health of Nawaz Sharif is his top priority. “The Sharif family has been backtracking from promises in the past. The indemnity bonds were sought keeping in view the previous record of the Sharif family,” he said. She said that Nawaz Sharif had been given the medical facility. “This issue is legal, not a political one. Unluckily, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s intention was doubted,” she said. Earlier addressing a press conference on November 14, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif supports the indemnity bonds in the room and opposes it outside. She said that the prime minister is being targeted to hold the accountability process hostage. “The opposition leader has accused the government of receiving extortion. The government is not the kidnapper, but a facilitator in the treatment of Nawaz Sharif,” she rebutted. The SAPM said that the Sharif family, not the government, is playing a game with the health of Nawaz Sharif by making him a shuttlecock. She said that the government played the role of a facilitator on humanitarian basis, but the PML-N’s narrative had targeted the personality of the prime minister. “The PML-N has imprisoned Nawaz Sharif in hospital. The government will ensure the implementation of the court verdict,” she added. Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the government had decided on the conditional permission for Nawaz Sharif to go abroad or remove his name from the ECL. She alleged that the PML-N is playing a football with the health of Nawaz Sharif. “The children for whom Mian Sahib is serving the jail are not ready to give the money,” she said. The SAPM said that the names of Pervez Musharraf and Zulfi Bukhari were removed from the ECL as they were not convicted by courts.