Lahore High Court (LHC) issued a notice to the federal government on Friday on a petition challenging medical treatment of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif allegedly at state’s expense.
Barrister Sayyed Javed Iqbal Jafree had submitted that medicines were not available at public hospitals for common man but the prime minister had gone abroad for his treatment.
The petitioner said the prime minister had not established a hospital where he could also get treatment. He requested the court to stop the PM from spending public money on his treatment. Justice Muhammad Khalid Mehmood Khan issued the notice to the federal government and others and adjourned the hearing until May 11.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 16th, 2016.