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ISLAMABAD: SAPM on Information & Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, has informed that GoP has sent letter to UK asking deportation of former PM Nawaz Sharif following decision to cancel his bail.

Speaking at a Presser SAPM held: “The letter to bring a foreigner back home has been sent.” According to her, Shehbaz Sharif’s reaction manifests that the letter written by the Foreign Ministry had arrived in the UK. She further informed that sending correspondence to UK authorities was necessary to fulfill legal requirements.

She said that PML-N did not provide updated medical reports of Nawaz Sharif to Punjab Government: “Nawaz Sharif did not provide his medical reports to the Punjab government and time has now come that he should be brought back.” Dr Firdous maintained that a section of Media portrayed as Nawaz’s health was in grave danger and he must be allowed to leave Pakistan.

It is pertinent to mention here that PML-N, accusing the incumbent government of resorting to political revenge, claimed that it had provided Nawaz Sharif’s medical reports to  Punjab government.

Relevant pieces published earlier: 

UK authorities will be asked to handover Nawaz Sharif to Pakistan

29th of February, 2020

SIALKOT: Since deposed PM Nawaz Sharif did not provide medical reports to Punjab Govt. the federal Govt. has decided to ask UK about his deportation.

“The government will write to British authorities (Next week) for Sharif brothers’ deportation,” SAPM on Information Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan stated.

Nawaz Sharif declared absconder by GoP

25th of February, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Government of Pakistan  (GoP) has declared former PM Nawaz Sharif an absconder for not providing medical reports according to the conditions of bail.

SAPM on Information Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan while addressing a Presser here today (26th of February, 2020) after the Cabinet Meeting stated: “After Nawaz Sharif failed to submit his medical report of any hospital in London, the medical board rejected a medical certificate sent by him and [the government] declared him an absconder.

“From today Nawaz Sharif is an absconder according to the law of land and if he does not return to the country he will be declared a proclaimed offender,” Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said at a post-cabinet meeting press conference.

Nawaz Sharif Case: Punjab Govt. says no extension in bail

25th of February, 2020

LAHORE: Former PM Nawaz Sharif’s application for extension in bail on medical grounds has been rejected by the Punjab Cabinet here today.

Provincial Law Minister Raja Basharat while talking to journalists at a Presser said the extension in bail period could not be granted on medical and legal grounds. He pointed out that the former PM was never admitted in any hospital in London since his departure sixteen weeks ago for medical treatment.

According to him the concerned medical board held several meetings and examined the his reports that were provided before his departure. He further held that following rejection by the cabinet Sharif’s bail will be cancelled.

Minister for Health, Dr. Yasmeen Rashid stated that the matter of the extension in the bail of Nawaz Sharif would l decided by the court. She noted that Sharif had failed to furnish any medical report to support his bail extension application.

Photo of severely ailing Nawaz Sharif having tea in London Restaurant goes viral

14th of January, 2020

LONDON: A snap showing severely ailing Nawaz Sharif taking tea at a restaurant here will make it difficult for him to get an extension from court enabling him to stay in London for treatment.Fawad Ch. NawazFederal Minister of Science Fawad Chaudhry (who uploaded the leaked photo on twitter, that went viral on Social Media reportedly showing Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif, Hasan Nawaz, Salman Shahbaz and Ishaq Dar at a London restaurant) quipped in Urdu: “In London’s intensive care unit, the treatment against plundering is underway and all patients present  are feeling better.”

Sources privy to Newspakistan.tv had insinuated that the snap was also discussed at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad. Meanwhile, Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid said that after seeing  the snap she called Nawaz Sharif’s personal physician Dr Adnan Khan: “On the one hand, you say he is in a very critical condition then tell us, is it a part of it that you are socializing? Is it a part of the treatment?”

Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid said that reports submitted by the Nawaz Sharif’s team were insufficient:Doctors Report

It is pertinent to mention here that on 23rd of December, 2019 deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif had sought an extension in his stay abroad on the expiry of the four-week period granted by LHC.

To ponder over his request government of Punjab formed a four-member committee in order to decide on it and on Friday the provincial government  asked for medical reports.

She further informed that Nawaz’s physician in London, David R. Lawrence, had sent a letter which was very similar to the summary earlier issued.

She further commented on Maryam Nawaz’s application (regarding going to London to take care of her father) asked where would she take care of him, at a restaurant?

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Nimra Jamali

Nimra Jamali, presently studying in London, writes on international politics for Newspakistan.tv.