ISLAMABAD: Most cabinet members throughout their assembly on Tuesday opposed granting unconditional permission to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to journey overseas for medical therapy.
A cupboard member informed The News Observers that almost all have been towards permitting the ailing 69-year-old politician to fly overseas with out imposing any circumstances as it could be a “full defeat of the federal government’s accountability narrative”.
Nonetheless, members belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) supported Nawaz’s departure.
After the assembly that lasted for over two hours, the cabinet determined to grant the Sharif household patriarch conditional permission to journey overseas.
It’s learnt that three circumstances have been proposed: i) the previous premier ought to submit surety bonds; ii) strategy the court for a no-objection certificates (NOC) to fly overseas; and iii) the Sharif household should give satisfactory assurances that Nawaz would return to the nation after his therapy.
The cupboard member, who belongs to the PTI, disclosed that Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid himself opposed granting unconditional permission to Nawaz regardless of telling the media that almost all of the cabinet members have been in favour of permitting the ailing politician to depart.
Political analysts are questioning as to how the cabinet gave the nod to Nawaz’s departure when the vast majority of the members have been towards the transfer.
They consider that after the safety institution had determined to allow Nawaz to journey to the UK for medical therapy, it was not possible for the cabinet to oppose the step.