Nawaz’s medical reports were genuine: Dr Yasmin Rashid

By: News Desk      Published: 02:47 PM, 21 Sep, 2020
Nawaz’s medical reports were genuine: Dr Yasmin Rashid

Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid on Monday said neither the medical reports of Nawaz Sharif – the PML-N supremo – were bogus nor the medical had been befooled, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The comments came as even the government ministers have been claiming that the former prime minister is fully fit and even suggesting that the medical reports which led to his departure to London were manipulated. She had clarified the issue many times, Dr Yasmin remarked in Lahore after addressing a ceremony.

Commenting on the PML-N supremo’s speech at the APC, she said it was good see that Nawaz’s health was improving without medical treatment.

However, the provincial health minister advised him to return, saying Nawaz should return to Pakistan if he wanted to do politics.

The stance taken by Dr Yasmin repeatedly is in complete contrast with what the other government members have been saying. Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry is one of them who said last month that “even his knows that he is healthy”.

He alleged that Nawaz had submitted fake medical reports to get bail from the court. “I had said this earlier that Nawaz Sharif is not sick and should not be given any relaxation,” Fawad added.

Last week, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Nawaz Sharif after the PML-N supreme leader failed to surrender to the authorities.

The development came as the IHC also dismissed his three miscellaneous applications, requesting the court to forgo the requirement of his surrender; to allow him pursue the appeals against his conviction through a legal representative and to grant him exemption from court appearance.

Nawaz had filed these applications as the IHC started hearing the appeals filed by the former prime minister against his conviction in Al Azizia and Avenfield references.

The PTI government in November last year allowed Nawaz to travel to London for medical treatment after he was granted bail by the IHC on humanitarian grounds in the Al Azizia reference and by the Lahore High Court in the ongoing Chaudhry Sugar Mills case, in which he is a suspect.