Prime Minister, Imran Khan has said, “it was a mistake to allow former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to go abroad and his government has already regretted the decision in this regard. The Premier expressed these in an interview with senior anchor Arshad Sharif.
The PM spoke at length about the prevailing political and economic situation of the country. The former prime minister was last year allowed to leave for London on medical reasons after he was diagnosed with an immune system disorder. He was convicted in a corruption reference and is nominated in multiple references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
The PM’s statement has come after PML N leader Maryam Nawaz has also broken her silence and taken hard on the government with regard to its policies concerning the country.
It was a mistake to allow Nawaz abroad Imran Khan
“Now we feel embarrassed. Now he [Nawaz] has started doing politics [from] there as well and, when you see him, it seems like there is nothing [wrong] with him.
“We did not give and NRO, we tried our best to do what we could, but the medical opinion presented to us was that if we didn’t do anything, he [Nawaz] could die, that he might not even reach London. This is what we were told and after that, we would have been held responsible. So after that, we sent him in good faith.”
When asked if he would order an inquiry in order to confirm if he was presented with “fake reports”, the prime minister said that he had been in contact with Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid — whom he described as a “die-hard, visionary worker” of the ruling PTI — at the time and she conveyed all medical opinions regarding Nawaz’s condition. He said that Dr. Faisal, who is an expert on infectious diseases, had concluded that Nawaz’s platelet count did not pose much of a threat but some related diseases may lead to serious problems.