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Are you waiting for last week of bail to fall ill, Fawad asks Nawaz Sharif

LAHORE: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry once again on Saturday advised former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to enter into a plea bargain with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to avoid his imprisonment in Al-Azizia corruption reference.

Taking to Twitter, he said Sharif has not been hospitalised within four days of his release from Kot Lakhpat Jail on a six-week-long bail. He questioned if the motive behind the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader’s ailment was to get out of prison and questioned whether he is waiting for the last week of the bail period to fall ill.

Chaudhry said he advised Sharif to opt for plea bargain with the bureau. “This is not Hussain or Hassan’s money but yours. This nation gave you respect [by electing you] three times, return their wealth.”

Earlier, on March 17, the minister had said the former premier had an option of entering into a plea bargain with NAB to get out of jail in order to be able to go abroad.

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Chaudhry said the Sharif family had no trust in the hospitals they had built in Pakistan.

“Nawaz Sharif was offered treatment of his choice,” he said, adding that the Punjab home ministry offered to have him treated at a government hospital of his choice and even, the government allowed him to call in a doctor of his choice from abroad if he wanted to.

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