Nawaz must be given ‘best possible treatment’: Bilawal

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Staff Report

Lahore

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday met ousted premier Nawaz Sharif at Kot Lahpat prison and said that the PML-N supremo should be “given the best possible medical treatment” for his medical condition.

Addressing the media, the PPP chairman said that “the country can only progress with democracy” and added that the main focus of the meeting was to inquire on Nawaz’s health.

“Our visit was not for any alliance, very early to talk about an alliance,” the PPP leader clarified.

“The PPP is ready to work with the government on important matters such as foreign policy, security and economy.”

Bilawal also criticised Finance Minister Asad Umar for criticising his speech in the National Assembly, saying that, “I don’t know why Asad Umar was disappointed when I spoke in English,” adding that the foreign minister also delivered his speech in English.

Bilawal was accompanied by Qamar Zaman Kaira, Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokar and political secretary Jameel Soomro, the PPP chairman’s stated objective for the visit is to inquire about Nawaz’s reportedly failing health.

The two leaders also discussed the current political situation in the country.

Amid swirling rumours, PPP leaders have stressed that the sole purpose of the visit is to find out about the former premier’s medical condition.

Meanwhile Maryam Nawaz Sharif thanked Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari following his meeting with her father Nawaz Sharif at Kot Lakhpat jail.

“Thank you very much @BBhuttoZardari for your thoughtfulness & kind gesture. Means a lot to me. Prayers & every good wish. God bless,” Maryam Nawaz tweeted.

On Sunday Punjab CM’s adviser Shahbaz Gill visited the PML-N leader in the jail and offered him provision of the best possible healthcare in the country. He also reportedly carried a letter of a senior government official for the high-profile prisoner in this respect.

Mr Sharif was quoted to have sought some time for responding to the letter.