PTI govt to write UK for Nawaz Sharif’s deportation: Awan
Statesman Report
SIALKOT: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government has now decided to move UK authorities to deport former prime minister Nawaz Sharif who is currently in London for treatment.
Talking to media in Sialkot on Sunday, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan said, “Nawaz Sharif did not provide his medical reports to the Punjab government and time has now come that he should be brought back.
"The government will write to British authorities for Sharif brothers' deportation," said Awan. In the next week, concerned authorities will take steps in this regard, she added.
The statement from the senior government functionary came amid controversy surrounding Nawaz's health condition and the PML-N's claims that Sharif family has shared fresh reports with the Punjab government.
While on the other hand, the provincial cabinet rejected Nawaz's request for extension in bail citing lack of evidence in this regard.
She said a section of media created an environment that if Nawaz was not allowed to leave for treatment abroad his life might be in danger.
On record inflation in the country, Awan said PTI government is committed to overcome inflation and provide immediate relief to the masses.
She said that prices of different edibles are witnessing decline owing to sincere efforts made by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
She said further reduction in prices of different edibles will be made to ease the burden of the common man.
The SAPM expressed the confidence that Pakistan had emerged successful in addressing all challenges at economic front due to prudent economic policies of the incumbent government.
Talking about the Afghan peace agreement signed in Doha, she said the deal vindicated PM Imran's long-held narrative that negotiations are only viable option to promote peace and stability in the region.
She said Pakistan will continue its policy of supporting the Afghan people in their efforts to achieve lasting peace, stability and development in Afghanistan.
On the issue of Afghan refugees in Pakistan, she said Pakistan hosted millions of Afghan refugees on its land, which shows country's hospitality and generosity.
Taking a jibe at the Indian government, she expressed regret that the Modi-led regime is engaged in suppressing the ongoing freedom struggle launched by the people of Kashmir in Occupied Kashmir, but it is destined to fail.