The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) rejected the permission granted to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on the basis of his health condition, to go abroad for medical treatment for four days.
PML-N’s Muhammad Zubair said while speaking to Geo News that the government was playing politics over the decision to allow conditional permission to the former prime minister held no legal value. Nawaz was a political leader and his decisions would have political implications for the country, It’s not so simple–give money and go abroad, We don’t think these surety bonds have any legal value.”
In response to a question, Zubair criticized Law Minister Farogh Naseem, stating that he had not asked for surety bonds when General (r) Pervaiz Musharraf had requested the courts to allow him to go abroad for medical treatment.
Legal expert Imran Shafiq said, “Indemnity bonds are issued in civil cases where one party agrees to make good the loss of another party in the scenario that the loss occurs, there is no precedent of an indemnity bond in a criminal case.”
He said that it was strange how the government had said that it was allowing Nawaz to go abroad on humanitarian grounds but on the other hand, was negating itself on the same.
Marriyum Aurangzeb, PML-N leader lashed out at the government in response to Farogh Naseem’s press conference and said, “This decision is based on discrimination and political revenge, we fulfilled all legal requirements at the time of bail.”
She also said, “the government’s directive to deposit security bonds was not acceptable to the PML-N, the government was playing with the life and of Nawaz’s health, if something happens to Nawaz, this insensitive government will be held responsible,” she said.
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17 November, 2019