Bilawal Bhutto to meet ailing Nawaz Sharif in Lahore jail today

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari will meet the ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, in Kot Lakhpat Jail today (Monday).

According to reports, Bilawal Bhutto, will be accompanied by PPP leaders Qamar Zaman Kaira, Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, Jameel Soomro and others, will meet the Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz (PML-N) supremo to inquire after his health.

Rejecting speculations surrounding his visit, Bilawal a day earlier categorically stated that there was no political agenda behind his decision to meet Sharif.

He expressed concern over the health of the former three time prime minister and demanded that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government provide proper healthcare facilities to him. He stressed the need for the government to treat the issue of Sharif’s health with utmost seriousness.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Punjab home department earlier on March 9 had granted a request by Mr Bhutto- Zardari to meet the former premier.

The Punjab government has also placed a mobile cardiac unit at the Kot Lakhpat Jail to provide the PML-N leader medical assistance in case of any emergency.

The Punjab chief minister’s spokesperson Dr Shahbaz Gill said that the unit was placed at the request of Maryam Nawaz. The PIC doctors and technicians would perform duties in three shirts with life-saving facilities required to meet any emergency available in the mobile unit.