Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar was critical of former premier Nawaz Sharif’s refusal to avail healthcare facilities at any hospital in Pakistan.
“Shehbaz Sharif says the government will be responsible if something happens to his brother Nawaz Sharif,” the chief minister said in a tweet on Sunday, reacting to a statement given by the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly yesterday.
Did the Punjab government not offer to get him medical treatment at any place of his choosing, asked the CM.
“Can Nawaz Sharif not rely on the hospitals he and his brother constructed? Is he trying to up the pressure by not going to a hospital merely to seek bail?” he demanded.
Do the Sharif Medical City and Ittefaq Hospital also provide substandard healthcare facilities, asked Buzdar. “In the last 30 years, have the Sharif brothers not made a single hospital where they could get medical treatment to their satisfaction?”
On March 16, Shehbaz said Nawaz’s condition is serious but the government is taking matters very lightly. He was speaking to the media after appearing before an accountability court in Lahore. “If God forbid something happens to Nawaz, Prime Minister Imran Khan will be responsible,” he warned.
The PML-N leader is currently imprisoned at Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail after being convicted by an accountability court in the Al-Azizia Steels Mills reference on December 24, 2018. He is serving a seven-year jail term. He got bail in other NAB corruption references against him. He says he is suffering from heart ailments.
Nawaz’s plea seeking bail on medical grounds was turned down the Lahore High Court. Currently, his appeal to have his sentence suspended is being heard by the Supreme Court.