Fawad Chaudhry not optimistic about Nawaz’s return from London
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science & Technology Fawad Hussain Chaudhry is pessimistic about former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s return from London after getting medical treatment.
Nawaz Sharif has left for London via an air ambulance of Qatar Airways. He is accompanied by PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif, personal physician Dr Adnan Khan and two servants. The Lahore High Court had, in a verdict, waived the condition placed by the government to sign an indemnity bond before going abroad and just made him submit an affidavit in this regard.
Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday wondered if the other inmates also had the right to submit an affidavit for their medical treatment and get impunity from jail sentence.
“Other prisoners should also be allowed to enjoy the same facility if law is equal for all,” he said adding that it felt as if we had two justice systems for rich and poor apart.
“It is unfortunate for Pakistan to let Nawaz go like this. It’s a failure of our system,” he maintained. The federal minister also expressed suspicion that Nawaz seemed to be healthy.
“Now he will be treated in London. Let’s hope that he would come back, which is less likely,” he said.
He said he had been opposing from the day one to do not let Nawaz go abroad. “His leaving the country has hurt the national politics. It gives an impression that the constitution is not being followed in letter and spirit.”
To a query, Fawad said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf had taken over the government, but a long struggle was required to bring changes to the system.
On Oct 18, PM Imran Khan had said he had accepted the LHC verdict to let former prime minister Nawaz Sharif go abroad for medical treatment without signing any indemnity bond.
“I accept the LHC ruling for I respect the judiciary,” Imran Khan had said while addressing the inaugural ceremony of Havelian-Thakot section of Hazara motorway project in Havelian.