Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday targeted leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for holding the government responsible for allowing Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for treatment.
Taking to Twitter, Chaudhry said PML-N leaders and their supporters in media used to say day and night how critically ill Nawaz Sharif is, and if he was not let go abroad his life would be in peril.
Since National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to bring back PML-N supremo, these people have been saying that it was the government that had sent Sharif abroad and ask how could they ask him to fly back home. This is the deceit and fib on the basis of which the PML-N was formed, he added.
نون لیگ کے لیڈرز اور میڈیا میں ان کے حمائیتی دن رات بتاتے تھے کہ نواز شریف کتنے بیمار ہیں اور اگر نہ بھیجا گیا تو کس طرح ان کی جان کو خطرہ لاحق ہوگا، کل سے یہ حضرات کہ رہے ہیں حکومت نے خود بھیجا تھا،ہم کیسے بلوائیں،یہی وہ دھوکہ دہی اور جھوٹ ہےجس کی بنیاد پر نون لیگ کی تشکیل ہوئ
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) August 23, 2020
However, Muhammad Nafees Zakaria, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom has written a letter to the British government regarding the extradition of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Pakistan.
The development came a day after Federal Minister for Information Senator Shibli Faraz said that it is necessary to bring back Mian Nawaz to Pakistan and the government will ask the Foreign Office (FO) to take steps for his return.
While addressing a press conference on Saturday, advisor to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Home Affairs, Shehzad Akbar, confirmed that the government of Pakistan has initiated necessary legal action for the extradition of Nawaz Sharif.