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Tuesday Mar 26 2019

Nawaz granted relief despite attempts by Punjab, federal govt: Khaqan Abbasi


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court’s decision to grant bail to party quaid Nawaz Sharif "despite attempts by the Punjab and federal government."

Speaking to the media after the top court announced its verdict on Nawaz’s bail petition, Abbasi said the Supreme Court had granted relief to the former premier for medical treatment.

"The court has granted relief to Nawaz Sharif for treatment. I want to thank friends and workers of PML-N who prayed for Nawaz’s health,” Abbasi said.

He pointed out that the court’s decision had exposed the lies of the prime minister and his ministers.

“Despite attempts by the Punjab and federal government, the court has granted Nawaz relief for treatment. [This] has exposed the lies of the prime minister and his minister.

“It was brought on record today that Nawaz’s health is in danger. It was also brought on record that Nawaz never refused medical treatment,” Abbasi added.

Slamming the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government for its attitude towards Nawaz’s health, the former premier said the government “should be at least ashamed for showing such pettiness”. 

Further, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif while speaking to the media outside the Kot Lakhpat jail said, "We are grateful to God who has been very kind that Nawaz has been granted bail. He will come home and we will make all arrangements for his treatment."

When a reporter pointed out that there there are two good news for him as his name has been removed from the Exit Control List, Shehbaz said, "The best news is of Mian Nawaz."

Responding to a question regarding the former premier's treatment, the PML-N president said, "We will decide when he comes home. I ask all my brothers, sisters, supporters and Pakistani nation to thank God that Nawaz will come home after the court verdict and obtain his treatment."

"We are also very grateful to the top court," Shehbaz added.