Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Friday said Prime Minister Imran Khan was continuously getting update on the health condition of Nawaz Sharif and he had reiterated his
resolve to ensure best healthcare facilities for him.
Addressing a press conference along with Adviser for Commerce Razaq Dawood, she said the PM had sent an expert in medical profession Dr Faisal to inquire after the health of Nawaz Sharif.
Dr Faisal who heads the Shaukat Khanum cancer hospital, consulted with private and government doctors who were treating Nawaz Sharif.
She said the Prime Minister also said that politics should not be given preference over health. “Our foremost priority is the health of Nawaz Sharif. Politics is the second priority and health is the first priority and all practical steps will be taken for it.” She said opposition was doing politics on the health of Nawaz Sharif.
She said it was decision of the court to grant bail to Nawaz Sharif on health grounds, adding PM personally had taken practical steps to provide Nawaz Sharif medical facilities on humanitarian grounds. The government would continue its goodwill gesture for the health of Nawaz Sharif, she added.
To a question, she said Nawaz Sharif got bail on medical grounds by filing an appeal and his lawyers convinced the court about dangers to his health. The courts were working independently and the government was not creating any hurdle inn this regard, she added.
The Special Assistant said the biggest credit of the government of Imran Khan was his legal reforms agenda and freeing courts from the influence of powerful people. She said the matter of bail of Asif Ali Zardari would be decided by the courts.—APP