Imran Khan's PTI questions severity of Nawaz Sharif’s medical condition

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 20, 2019, 06.42 PM(IST)

File photo: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif. Photograph:( AFP )

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Several members of the ruling Imran Khan regime have questioned the severity of Nawaz Sharif’s medical condition. 

Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif arrived in London last night but it’s not news of his arrival that has made the headlines, rather the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) administration has alleged that the ailing Prime Minister who was allowed to seek treatment abroad on account of being critically ill didn’t look to be quite as ‘critical’.

Nawaz Sharif was seen walking up to greet family members and supporters who had gathered to receive him at London’s Heathrow Airport. 

The sight of a suited-booted Sharif walking without support or any medical apparatus rang alarm bells within the Imran Khan administration back home. 

Several members of the ruling Imran Khan regime have questioned the severity of Nawaz Sharif’s medical condition. 

Faisal Vawda, a minister in the ruling PTI government tweeted saying, 'Nawaz seen leaving the country on his feet, wearing a suit....instead of prayers, flowers were showered on him.'

Fawad Chaudhry, another minister in the Imran Khan administration taunted Nawaz Sharif saying it seemed that the former premier got better as soon as he stood on the plane’s walkway. 

When asked about the jibes being aimed at Sharif, a PML-N Senator, Pervaiz Rashid said that the party would issue a response soon but didn’t feel the need to counter the allegations immediately. 

The three-time Prime Minister was recently given the go-ahead to fly out of the country by the Lahore High Court to seek treatment abroad. 

Sharif, who was tried and convicted by Pakistan’s Accountability Court, is said to be suffering from multiple ailments, including a critically low platelet count due to prolonged kidney disease.