ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Wednesday said that the party had rejected the government’s “conditional permission” to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for travelling abroad for medical treatment.
The reaction came after Law Minister Farogh Naseem and Adviser to PM on Accountability Shahzad Akbar announced Nawaz Sharif can go abroad for four weeks after submitting an indemnity bond of Rs7 billion.
Marriyum said the government’s move of setting a condition over Nawaz’s departure is “political revenge and [Prime Minister] Imran Khan’s biased attitude”.
“On one hand, the government is accepting the seriousness of Nawaz’s health and on the other, it is creating hurdles in his treatment abroad,” the spokesperson said.
“All legal and constitutional obligations were met at the time of [Nawaz’s] bail and surety bonds were also submitted to the court,” she said, adding that government is not above the court.
“Government will be held responsible if anything happens to Nawaz Sharif,” she warned.