Pakistan Political Crisis Deepens, Former PM Nawaz Sharif Refuses To Sign PKR 700 Crore Bond For Treatment Abroad
Pakistan Political Crisis Deepens, Former PM Nawaz Sharif Refuses To Sign PKR 700 Crore Bond For Treatment AbroadFormer Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (Photo Credit: AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday (13 November) refused the demand to submit indemnity bonds worth (Pakistani) Rs 700 crores for travel to the UK for medical treatment.

Sharif said, it was "illegal" and called it an attempt to politicise his health, reports News18.

On Tuesday (12 November), Pakistan Cabinet decided to allow Sharif to go to the UK for medical treatment if he agrees to sign surety bonds and a commitment to return after his treatment to face corruption cases against him.

Pakistan’s ruling PTI has been accused of deliberate flip-flops on the clearance accorded to the former PM with the Imran Khan-led Cabinet having earlier approved removal of Sharif's name from the no-fly list (Exit Control List-ECL), as per the report.

PML-N in a statement said, "We have categorically told the government that Sharif would not submit any indemnity bonds worth Rs 7 billion (Rs 700 crores) to the government for removing his name from the no-fly list enabling his departure for London for his treatment."

A PML-N party leader said, "If something happens to Sharif, Imran Khan and company will be responsible as he is critical and government is using the opportunity for their dirty politics."

Sharif is under treatment at his Lahore's Jati Umra House due to unstable platelet count which went critically low sparking fear he may have been poisoned while undergoing treatment.

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