‘Disparity’ between Nawaz’s medical reports and behaviour: Ijaz Shah – Pakistan

Retired Interior Minister Brigadier General Ijaz Ahmad Shah said there was a "disparity" between the medical reports of the sick Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his behavior when leaving the country to receive treatment abroad.

In a broad interview about DawnNewsTV to show News eyeThe minister said that the public would not have raised questions about the departure of the PML-N supreme to London if he had "left the country as a sick person" and, if nothing else, addressed the air ambulance in a wheelchair.

I was answering a question about the recent comments of Prime Minister Imran Khan in which I had questioned Nawaz's medical reports, saying: “After seeing Nawaz board the air ambulance, I wondered if he had recovered with the first glance of the ship bound for London. airplane."

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"There was definitely a disparity between the [medical] reports and behavior [of Nawaz]"Shah told reporter Meher Abbasi.

Prime Minister Imran had said last week that his government allowed Nawaz to travel to London for humanitarian reasons. He also said that the government allowed him to go abroad following the recommendations of the medical board.

The official medical board of the Punjab government confirmed in its November 10 report the critical condition of the PML-N supreme chief and recommended that he be allowed to be transferred abroad to a center of excellence of his choice. The medical report was received by the Ministry of Interior on November 11.

The Interior Minister said that although he was not involved in the matter, the "doubts" currently present would not have been there if he had been asked to investigate the severity of Nawaz's disease.

"We are not inventing the wheel or an atomic bomb. It's just a matter of getting in touch with people," he said.

Shah said the "problem" regarding the issue of Nawaz leaving the country began due to "the way the Lahore High Court handled the case." He noted that it was not common for the court to hear a request on a Saturday, as it did in the case of Nawaz.

He said the government had granted permission for Nawaz to go abroad conditional on the presentation of compensation bonds because the case would have set a "precedent" for other sick convicts.

When asked how the government would react if Nawaz does not return to the country, the minister said the government will adopt all legal means to bring the former prime minister back to the country in such a scenario.

Shah said that although several "conspiracy theories" are revolving around how PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz will try to ask permission to join her father in the United Kingdom, she would advise that such approval not be granted.

He also asked why Maryam had to supervise her father's treatment when her other children are present with him abroad.

Zardari treatment

In response to a question about the former president and PPP leader, Asif Ali Zardari, the Interior Minister said the government was not hampering his treatment.

"He should receive the same treatment that Mian Nawaz Sharif received," Shah said, adding that he could also be allowed to go abroad for treatment, if recommended by doctors, according to Nawaz's precedent.

Was Fazlur Rehman given a & # 39; security & # 39 ;?

The minister dismissed rumors that the Chaudhry brothers had given the head of the JUI-F, Fazlur Rehman, a kind of "security" in exchange for the latter canceling his anti-government seat.

"The referee lies 90 percent of the time," he said, adding that it was important to do so to resolve a conflict between two parties.

He claimed that all opposition parties deceive each other. "Would PML-N want Fazlur Rehman to become the prime minister instead of Shehbaz Sharif? About my body," he added.

Shah also rejected reports of conditions that are being created for an "internal change."

& # 39; It is wrong to call runaway Musharraf & # 39;

When asked if he thought it was unfair that former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was declared "fugitive" while he was ill, Shah, who had served under Musharraf in the army, replied: "It's so bad that I can't even explain it."

He recalled Musharraf as "the man who has been with you, the man who has been the chief of army personnel, the man who has fought two wars for you [and] the man who is a decorated soldier. "

The minister refuted the impression that Musharraf had locked up judges during his term, saying he could declare under oath that "there were no instructions to be disrespectful to any judge."

When asked why Musharraf did not return to Pakistan to face the case against him, Shah said that the last photo of the former military ruler circulating on social networks showed that "he is sicker than anyone in this country."

He said that in view of Musharraf's critical medical condition, the case of high treason against him should be postponed. He added that he would agree to send a government representative to verify Musharraf's disease if the courts order such a step.

Answering a question, Shah said it was unfair to call a person who "gave blood for the country" a traitor.

"A vacuum was created. The country was not moving. People were eating it and the army [decided] to enter, "he said as he talked about the last martial laws in the country.

When asked if corruption was a felony or violated the Constitution, the minister replied: "Both are equally bad."

& # 39; No one can disqualify the party & # 39;

The Interior Minister was confident that the ruling PTI would come clean from the case of foreign funding that the Pakistan Election Commission dealt with him.

"The head of the electoral commission has no right. No one can disqualify the party," he said in response to a question, adding that the PCE can send recommendations against a political party to the federal government.

Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1518784/disparity-between-nawazs-medical-reports-and-behaviour-ijaz-shah


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