It was 100% PM Imran Khan's decision to send Nawaz to London: Asad Umar

January 22, 2022

The party's senior leadership attended the meeting and everyone held a different opinion, says planning minister

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Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Saturday revealed that it was "100% Prime Minister Imran Khan's decision" to send former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to London for his medical treatment, Geo News reported.

Umar said that he was present during a meeting conducted by the premier which held discussions on whether or not to allow Nawaz to travel for treatment abroad. He further said that there were six to eight other PTI members present.

"This was first discussed in a cabinet meeting," he said, adding that the decision was entirely made by the prime minister and the premier did not say that the decision was not his.

He further said that the party's senior leadership attended the meeting, however, everyone held a different opinion.

According to Umar, PM Imran Khan said that the medical reports on which the decision was made "turned out to be false".

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