Govt to move court against Nawaz’s guarantor Shehbaz Sharif
Fawad seeks Shehbaz's disqualification for giving false undertaking: Deflects opposition’s criticism of govt over Murree tragedy: Says tourists’ deaths occurred due to carbon monoxide: No Covid-19 lockdown in sight yet
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The government will file a petition in the Lahore High Court against PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif for giving a false undertaking pertaining to bringing party’s supremo Nawaz Sharif back to the country after completion of his medical treatment abroad, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
While giving briefing to media after the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that Nawaz fled the country after staging a drama of his illness and Shehbaz was involved in this fraud too by becoming his guarantor.
The minister expressed his amazement that after a passage of 17 months, the PML-N supremo still had not conducted his medical treatment. He asked Shehbaz that being a guarantor, he should bring his brother back. He said that while sitting abroad, Nawaz was making fun of the country. He demanded that Shehbaz be disqualified for giving a false undertaking.
Fawad divulged that the Pakistan High Commission in the UK contacted with the Sharif family but they refused to share Nawaz’s medical report with it. He further said that the current medical reports of Nawaz Sharif did not match with the previous reports.
The minister said the government would direct the attorney general to submit a petition to the Lahore High Court against Shehbaz Sharif for giving a false undertaking.
On the fifth Covid-19 wave that is currently gripping the country, Fawad ruled out the possibility of imposing lockdown in the country.
The minister also tried to put up government’s defence while deflecting the opposition’s criticism which held government responsible for the death of at least 22 trapped daytrippers during Friday’s Murree blizzard.
He said that a fierce blizzard that lashed Murree on Friday not only created problems for the vacationers but the administration also felt the brunt. Due to snowstorm, trees fell down and blocked the road. People left their vehicles and walked down the thoroughfare, he said adding that helicopters could not reach the place as weather was rough and stormy.
He informed that the deaths occurred in five vehicles which were trapped on the road. According to the initial report, the daytrippers died due to carbon monoxide gas that filled in their vehicles, he explained.
Fawad said that both military and civilian institutions participated in the relief and rescue operation in Murree.
He was of the view that a spate of tourism had been triggered in Pakistan. He informed that the Punjab government had constituted an inquiry committee to find the causes that unleashed this tragedy. The committee would present its report within 7 days, he added.