Pakistan People’s Party: Harm to Nawaz Sharif in jail to be ‘murder’

Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Sunday said if anything happened to ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the jail, the PPP will consider it a ‘murder.’

Senior PPP leader Syed Khurshid Shah said Nawaz Sharif’s health was not well and he should be immediately provided treatment.

Speaking to reporters in Sukkur, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan will be responsible if the health of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) supremo deteriorated in the jail.

“We will offer Nawaz Sharif to get treatment at National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (in Sindh) if he gets permission,” Mr Shah said.

Bashing Imran Khan, he said the premier’s politics revolved around verbal onslaughts and termed him a master to taking U-Turns. “Imran Khan has not left container despite coming into power,” he added.

The PPP leader pronounced that Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) government was doing nothing but taking loans.

Mr Shah said PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto was a politician and there was nothing wrong in his meeting with Sharif. He maintained that PPP had always kept Pakistan united in the time of need.

Meanwhile, Bilawal Bhutto will meet Sharif in the Kot Lakhpat jail on Monday. His request to meet former prime minister was approved by the Punjab home department.

Bilawal Bhutto had sent a request to the Punjab home department seeking permission to visit Sharif. The visit is to enquire about his health.

PPP Central Punjab president Qamar Zaman Kaira, Senator Mustafa Khokhar and Bilawal’s political secretary Jameel Soomro will accompany him during the meeting.

Bilawal Bhutto and his father Asif Ali Zardari have already expressed their reservations regarding Nawaz Sharif’s health and the treatment he is getting in jail.

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