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Punjab govt writes to federation for inquiry against Nawaz Sharif

LAHORE – Punjab government on Wednesday has sent a letter to federation for inquiry against ex-Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif, who is currently in London for medical treatment, in connection with extension in his bail plea.According to details, Punjab Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Raja Basharat has told that federal government will move trial court against the former premier.On the other hand, Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Attaullah Tarar told that Punjab government has not yet formally informed about any step regarding Nawaz Sharif’s bail extension.

Earlier, Punjab Cabinet had refused to extend the bail of Nawaz Sharif. Law minister Raja Basharat said that the extension in bail period cannot be granted on medical and legal grounds.

The minister told that Nawaz Sharif has not been admitted to any hospital yet for proper medical treatment. He said medical board held several meetings and examined the medical reports of Nawaz Sharif which were provided before departure.

He said after rejection of extension, the bail granted to the former Prime Minister will ultimately be cancelled.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Health, Dr. Yasmeen Rashid said the issue of the extension in the bail of Nawaz Sharif will be decided by the court.

She said that Nawaz Sharif has failed to produce any medical report to justify his request for extension in bail.

Meanwhile, provincial minister Fayaz-ul-Hassan Chohan said that the decision of the extension in the bail of Nawaz Sharif cannot be made on his desire.