Punjab health minister Yasmeen Rashid and Chief Spokesperson of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Gill in a joint press conference on Monday stated that there is no politics being done over the health issue of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
The two provincial minister held a press conference after Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto met with the former PM at Kot Lakhpat jail.
In the press conference, Gill said that there is nothing lacking in the medical facilities being given to Nawaz.
He said that Nawaz Sharif can get his treatment done from a hospital of his choice.
“Bilawal Bhutto offered Nawaz to have his treatment done from a hospital in Karachi,and we do not object to it,” said the Punjab CM’s spokesperson.
Earlier in the day, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari met Nawaz Sharif at Kot Lakhpat jail and said he got no impression that a deal has been made for the incarcerated former premier to leave the country.
"I felt upset when I met Mian Sb, he looked very ill. I request on behalf of the PPP that Mian Sb is given the best medical treatment and whatever treatment he has been demanding. I hope the prime minister and his government think on humanitarian grounds," he added. "Keeping a heart patient under pressure and stress is equivalent to torture."
Bilawal said that political matters were also discussed in the meeting, including the Charter of Democracy.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday asked Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to ensure that every health facility in the country is made available for Nawaz to get the treatment of his choice.
Nawaz 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.