The provincial government of Punjab has criticized Maryam Nawaz Sharif, the daughter of three time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, for spreading false news about the health of her father on Twitter.
Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in police custody and serving the sentence of seven years at Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore.
“Maryam Nawaz is spreading fake and fabricated news about the health condition of her father Nawaz Sharif. Her tweets are nothing but blackmailing and gaining the political mileage,” the spokesperson of the provincial government said on Friday.
“Nawaz Sharif is being provided the proper medical facilities in jail. The authorities haven’t barred any member of the Sharif family from meeting him in Kot Lakhpat Jail. Any member of the Sharif family can meet Nawaz Sharif whenever he/she desires to meet expect Thursday,” the spokesperson added.
He further said that the doctor who is available in Kot Lakhpat Jail gives Nawaz Sharif a check-up on a daily basis.
The Punjab government further claimed that a medical board comprising doctors from the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) was constituted after the recommendation of the personal doctor of Nawaz Sharif. “Nawaz Sharif was moved to the hospital for a medical check-up and now a medical board has been constituted to examine his health,” the spokesperson added.