Maryam Nawaz, daughter and political heir apparent to deposed premier Nawaz Sharif, slammed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government for making her father’s health a ‘political issue’.
Speaking to media in Lahore on Thursday, she said multiple medical boards had been formed by the government to examine the health condition of the chief of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and all of them diagnosed him with the heart disease.
Nawaz was shifted to Services Hospital, Lahore despite the recommendation of the medical board to shift him to the cardiac hospital, Maryam added.
Maryam’s comments came soon after Nawaz was shifted back to Kot Lakhpat prison after his six-day stay in the hospital.
Voicing her concerns on the micrologging website, Twitter, she alleged that the government is doing politics over her father’s illness to gain political benefits.
Maryam also warned the government that she had born everything quietly but now, if anything happens to her father’s health, the government would be held responsible.
She lamented that her father cried for help while he was in jail due to pain in his chest but no one came for his help.
In another tweet Maryam said, they had never requested the government for Nawaz’s treatment neither will they do in future.
A day earlier, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb also fired a broadside at the Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government for making the former premier’s health a ‘political issue’.
Speaking to media, she said the Punjab government had stooped to a new low.
Spokespersons of the ‘selected’ prime minister, she added, were pretending to be more loyal than the king to hide their incompetence.
The former minister wondered why Sharif was taken to Services Hospital and not to a cardiac facility when all four medical boards formed by the provincial government had diagnosed him with heart-related ailments.
The PML-N leader maintained that the Punjab Institute of Cardiology had declared Nawaz as a heart patient but the provincial government kept his medical reports secret to make it a political issue.
Such tactics, she alleged, were being carried out to keep the PML-N supremo under stress.