PM Imran tells Punjab govt to provide Nawaz with doctor, hospital of choice

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Nawaz Sharif - file photo 

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the Punjab government to provide the best medical facilities to Nawaz Sharif, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry tweeted on Thursday.

According to Chaudhry, the prime minister has told the Punjab government to let Nawaz Sharif be treated by the doctor and at the hospital of his choice. Further, recommendations of the medical board should be implemented.

‘Neither have I begged for treatment, nor will ask for it’

On Wednesday, PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif told family members visiting him at the Kot Lakhpat jail that he had not begged for, nor would he ask for treatment.

The former prime minister has been imprisoned at Kot Lakhpat jail since December 2018 following his conviction in a corruption reference in line with the Supreme Court’s July 2017 verdict.

Nawaz's mother, his brother Shehbaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Nawaz met the former premier to convince him to be shifted to hospital.

"Neither have I begged for treatment, nor will I ask for it. Politics is being done in the name of treatment," Nawaz told visiting members of his family.

"The insulting behaviour of the government is not acceptable," he said, adding he was being taken to one hospital from another.

The former premier lamented that his treatment was initiated despite reports from five medical boards.