Nawaz predicts to get his release till next Friday
LAHORE (92 News) – Incarcerated prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday predicted that he will be released till next coming Friday.
Nawaz Sharif said while meeting party workers who were visiting him in Kot Lakhpat jail today. He also said that the incumbent government is taking credit for development schemes and projects initiated by the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) government.
“The PTI government is claiming credit for our projects. The health card is not a PTI initiative, but a PML-N project. They PTI have nothing to do with it,” he also said.
Nawaz Sharif expressed his desire to enjoy the snowfall if he was not at jail during the conversation with Sabir Shah. However, the PML-N supermo also predicted to get his release with the conversation with Mirza Javed.
During the meeting with his family members and party leaders, the former premier lamented that the television set provided to him in jail does not have any news channels tuned, and he is unable to gather information on court proceedings.
He also inquired about the snowfall in Malam Jabba and Hazara. Nawaz said that he would have enjoyed the weather if he was not at jail.
Maryam Nawaz, mother Shamim Akhtar and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar visited the PML-N supremo in Kot Lakhpat jail, along with party leaders Pervez Rasheed, Khurram Dastagir, Mushahidullah Khan, Talal Chaudhry, Ameer Muqam, Ayaz Sadiq and various others.
The former prime minister expressed concern over rising inflation and the prevailing gas crisis in the country. Senior PML-N leaders were also present during the meeting.
Meanwhile, PML-N leader Mushahidullah said the former premier was being punished for not compromising on his principles. He added that the PTI-led government should be removed from power, otherwise the country would go bankrupt.
IHC adjourns bail plea of Nawaz till Feb 18
A two member bench of the IHC including Justice Aamir Farooq and Mohsin Akhtar heard the bail pleas of Sharif. During the hearing, Nawaz Sharif’s counsel Khawaja Haris pleaded the court for withdrawal of one of the writ petitions filed for the bail of his client.