Shehbaz expresses concerns about Nawaz Sharif’s health

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Staff Report

LAHORE

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif said on Saturday that he paid for all his expenses during his 10 years tenure as Chief Minister (CM) Punjab.

The former CM claimed that he did not take a single day salary during his 10 years as Punjab Chief Minister.

Speaking to media outside accountability court Shahbaz expressed his reservation on treatment given to Nawaz Sharif. He said “The government will be responsible if something happens to the former prime minister,” “The government is not taking Nawaz’s health issues seriously. Nawaz is not well and the government is showing carelessness” he added.

The Opposition Leader said that Nawaz Sharif underwent open heart surgery a year and a half ago, so the government must take good care of the former premier.

Shahbaz also slammed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) recent move to increase salaries and Incentives of Chief Minister Punjab, Provincial Ministers and other provincial members. He added “The allowances approved by the Punjab Assembly are beyond my understanding,”

He compared himself with current govt and stated “I did not use government money for health expenses and nor I did not take a single day’s pay during his 10 years as Punjab chief minister.”

“I paid for all expenses out of my own pockets,” Shehbaz added.

He also claimed that as the chief minister Punjab he used his own private cars for travel.

The hearing of Ashiana Housing Scandal has been adjourned till March 27 due to leave of the Accountability Court judge Najam-ul-Hasan.

AC Duty Judge Jawad-ul-Hasan took up the Ashiana Housing case for hearing on Saturday being AC Admin judge Najam-ul-Hasan on leave.

During the course of hearing, Fawad Hassan Fawad, Ahad Cheema and other suspects appeared before the court.

Court observed that suspects will be indicted on the next hearing and also summoned the witnesses on the next hearing.

Court while allowing Shehbaz Sharif to mark attendance adjourned the hearing till March 27 being admin judge on leave.