Attorney General of Pakistan reacts over the LHC verdict on former PM Nawaz Sharif

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Attorney General of Pakistan reacts over the LHC verdict on former PM Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD - Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting says the health of Nawaz Sharif is a humanitarian matter and it should not be made political and legal issue.

Addressing a news conference along with Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan in Islamabad tonight, she said Prime Minister Imran Khan created the facility of medical board for Nawaz Sharif with sincerity.

She said the Prime Minister directed the spokesmen of the government not to give any political statement on the health of Nawaz Sharif . Government facilitated Nawaz Sharif at every level.

Speaking on the occasion, Attorney General said some legal points involved in this issue are crucial.

He said NAB law clearly states that sentence of a convict could not be suspended or bailed. He said when the issue came into the court, the federal government said there should be surety or indemnity for going abroad. He said unfortunately Nawaz Sharif has a precedent of not abiding by the undertakings he made in the past.

He said the court has not rejected the government's position on indemnity bond.

Earlier, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashis Awan government respects the court decisions in letter and spirit. Talking to a private TV Channel tonight, she said the government never did politics regarding health of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif . She said the court gave relief to an ailing person, and not PML-N.

Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said the govenrment will give any response after the court issued its detailed verdict on the matter.

Meanwhile, talking to a private TV channel, Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan says Nawaz Sharif can proceed abroad by showing the attested copy of court order to immigration authorities.

He said the extension in permission can be granted on various conditions.He said court will be contacted for extension in permission.

Similarly, extension in stay abroad can also be obtained on submitting the money or bond.

Anwar Mansoor said he will only be in a position to advise the government after seeing the written verdict.

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