Illness merely an excuse for Sharif family: Firdous Ashiq

Published: May 3, 2019
Firdous Ashiq Awan. PHOTO: FILE

Firdous Ashiq Awan. PHOTO: FILE

 ISLAMABAD  : Advisor to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday claimed that the Sharif family was citing “deteriorating health” as an excuse to flee the country and the real objective is to escape accountability, Express News reported.

“Nawaz Sharif has not been admitted in the hospital even once after the court granted him bail,” she added.

Elaborating further, Awan also called out Leader of Opposition Shehbaz Sharif for leaving the country at a time when the government is undergoing crucial reforms. She further said: “Shehbaz Sharif was seen having a leisurely time in London.”

The Supreme Court earlier on Friday dismissed a petition filed by ousted prime minister Nawaz seeking permanent bail on medical grounds.

The chief justice said that the apex court had given Nawaz six weeks bail to seek life-saving treatment but the entire bail duration had instead been spent conducting tests to ascertain the state of the former prime minister’s health.

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