Govt allows Nawaz Sharif to go abroad for four weeks after submitting surety bonds
November 13, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The federal government has allowed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to go abroad for four weeks after submitting indemnity surety bonds worth Rs7 billion. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Law Minister Farogh Naseem said that the permission had been granted keeping in the view the health of Nawaz Sharif. He said that the government had received the application seeking removal of Nawaz Sharif’s name from the ECL. “A report of Sharif Medical City was also attached to the application,” he said. The minister said that the departure of Nawaz Sharif is linked to surety bonds. "According to the report, the health of Nawaz Sharif is not good. He has undergone six operations," he said. Adviser to PM on Accountability Barrister Shahzad Akbar said that it was responsibility of the government to ensure the return of Nawaz Sharif. “We will have to ensure that a rule should be formed for all. “The condition of Asif Zardari is unwell and he should be given the relief,” he said. The adviser said that they had not received an application from former president Asif Zardari. “We will also listen to Asif Zaradri after receiving his application,” he said.