The federal government has decided to move the UK authorities to deport former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, a couple of days after the Punjab government decided it will not extend the PML-N chief’s bail.
At a news conference, Dr Firdous AshiqAwan, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant for information and broadcasting, said it is now time for Nawaz to go back.
“Nawaz Sharif did not provide his medical reports to the Punjab government,” she said, describing the PML-N chief’s decease as a ‘fixed match’.
“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.
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.
Talking about the Afghan peace agreement signed in Doha, she said the deal vindicated PM Imran’s long-held narrative that negotiations are the 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 the country’s hospitality and generosity.