Govt will be responsible if anything happens to Nawaz Sharif: Khawaja Asif
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Khawaja Asif said that the government will be responsible if anything happens to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
Speaking at the floor of the National Assembly, Khawaja Asif said Nawaz Sharif is fighting for life; he is seriously ill and needs to be treated abroad. “The doctors are giving warnings again and again for treatment of Nawaz from abroad,” he added.
The PML-N stalwart also claimed that the government started playing politics on the matter when Nawaz Sharif agreed to fly abroad for his treatment. “Sharif was given relief by the courts on medical grounds,” he added.
“The PML-N sitting members of parliament are ready to give guarantee that Nawaz Sharif will return back home after treatment,” he assured. He also said that if he was stopped then the government will be held responsible if anything happen with the former prime minister.
The PML-N ruled out the possibility of submitting an indemnity bond and decided to approach the court against the federal government’s decision.
On the other hand, the PML-N is likely to approach court on the conditional permission granted to him by the government. Sources said that the Sharif family has started consulting the lawyers.
A day earlier, the federal government has allowed Nawaz Sharif to go abroad for four weeks after submitting indemnity surety bond worth Rs7 billion. 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.