Reminding Maryam of her own father's ordeal, Sharmila still wishes Nawaz 'health and long life'

PPP leader says her father was forced to return to jail three days after undergoing open heart surgery

News Desk October 24, 2019
PPP leader says her father had open heart surgery, was sent back to jail after only three days. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Sharmila Farooqi on Thursday recalled her own father's ordeal during his incarceration by the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but also wished the former premier "good health and long life".

Speaking out on Twitter, she lamented that her father Usman Farooqi was denied medical treatment by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government.

She said that her father, the former chairman of the Pakistan Steel Mills, had open heart surgery and was then sent back to jail after only three days.

"I used to cry for his life and health...Never got any respite from Nawaz Sharif but I still wish him good health and a long life.. I feel for Maryam Nawaz too," the PPP leader said.

PML-N raises alarm about Nawaz's health

Her tweet comes after social media was flooded by users showing concern over Nawaz's deteriorating health.

Yesterday, the former premier was temporarily shifted to hospital from the Kot Lakhpat Jail after his platelet count was dangerously low.

Earlier in 2008, an accountability court terminated proceedings of a corruption case against the Usman under the National Reconciliation Ordinance 2007.


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