Govt accused of playing with lives of Nawaz, Zardari – Pakistan

LAHORE: The Pakistan-Nawaz Muslim League and the Pakistan People's Party have accused Pakistan's Tehreek-i-Insaf government of not providing adequate health facilities to their leaders, Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari, saying the prime minister selected , Imran Khan, will be responsible if something happens to them.

Expressing concern about the government's apathetic attitude towards the health of Nawaz Sharif, the president of the PML-N and opposition leader in the National Assembly, Shahbaz Sharif, claimed that the PTI government was not providing adequate health facilities to the former prime minister and even denied his heart. ambulance.

“This is the worst kind of political revenge. Depriving a patient of treatment means killing him, ”he said, adding that Imran Niazi would be responsible if something happened to Nawaz Sharif.

PML, PPP warn that if something happens to their jailed leaders, the "selected" PM will be responsible

Dr. Adnan Khan, a personal physician of the former prime minister, has written to the chief secretary of Punjab, asking the provincial government to provide specialized medical care to Sharif throughout the day. He said Mr. Sharif had not received "adequate medical facilities to deal with multiple comorbidities that cannot be treated within the jail facilities."

Dr. Khan said that the Punjab Prison Department, aware of inadequate medical facilities, had sought a cardiac ambulance specialized in government institutions that was denied. He cited a media report that said "two government hospitals rejected a request from the Punjab Prison Department in search of a specialized cardiac ambulance." [Punjab Institute of Cardiology and Services Institute of Medical Sciences] due to the excessive medical coverage provided to VIPs, VVIPs, foreign delegations and honorable members of the provincial assembly, and the judiciary and their families. "

"Mr. Sharif's multiple comorbidities include ischemic heart disease, cardiac conduction defects (LBBB / heart block), chronic kidney disease (stage 3), extracranial carotid and vertebral artery disease (carotid artery stenosis), atherosclerotic vascular disease extracardiac (renal artery stenosis / PAD), diabetes mellitus, hypertension and pathological lymphadenopathy. And he requires constant medical attention and the prison authorities must be prepared to deal with any cardiac / medical emergency that he can find, "he said. Dr. Khan

He said Sharif's health could be affected during incarceration. “The restrictions on access to adequate medical care during imprisonment violate their constitutional rights to life, dignity and equality. It is requested that adequate facilities and medical care be provided to Mr. Sharif, ”he demanded.

PPP Secretary General Nayyar Hussain Bokhari and Secretary of Information Dr. Nafisa Shah expressed concern about the health of former President Asif Zardari and said he should receive medical attention immediately.

They said the PTI government should not play with someone's life. The court should take note of this abuse as "selected" Prime Minister Khan was abusing his authority by attacking his political opponents.

“The selected prime minister wants the voice of the president of the PPP, Bilawal, to be silenced, since he always tells the truth, that's why the PTI government is worried. This is not the first time that the PPP leadership suffers in prisons and that will only strengthen the resolution of the party to fight against tyranny, "said Shah.

Nawaz Sharif is serving seven years in prison at the Kot Lakhpat prison in the case of Al-Azizia Steel Mills, while Asif Zardari is in pretrial detention at the Adiala prison in the case of false bank accounts.

Published on Dawn, August 28, 2019



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