Court’s refusal to Nawaz, Maryam to visit ailing Kalsoom in London: Its revenge in the name of accountability: Marriyum



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Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Ms Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that the refusal by the accountability court to grant seven day exemption from appearance in the court to Nawaz Shairf and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, who wanted to visit ailing Kalsoom Nawaz was a negation of the fundamental human rights. She was talking to the media at the Ladies Gala organised by the Parks and Horticulture Authority at Nawaz Sharif Park, Rawalpindi on Thursday.

The minister said that the decision smacked of vendetta against Kalsoon Nawaz who had stood up against the persecution of a dictator. Marriyum said that Nawaz Sharif was waging a war for the sanctity of vote and the court decision would further strengthen his resolve to continue his struggle to uphold the truth.

Marriyum said that on one hand, a dictator who violated the Constitution, was allowed to go out of the country on the pretext of backache and on the other hand three-times elected prime minister and his daughter were not being allowed to visit his wife and mother respectively who was terribly sick, which was a revenge in the name of accountability.

The minister observed that the condition of Kalsoom Nawaz had deteriorated last week and the doctors had advised surgery or radio therapy and it was because of the opinion of the doctors that Nawaz Sharif wanted to go to London for consultations with the family members.

The minister emphatically declared that the entire nation was standing behind Nawaz Sharif in his struggle for the sanctity of the vote and after its success no prime minister would have to face the fate that the previous seventeen prime ministers had to endure.

She said that Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif had done so much development in the province that even the people of other provinces also wanted a chief minister like him. She said that the state-of-the-art Institute of Cardiology had been set up in Rawalpindi and the Gynecology Hospital and Urology Institute were near completion.

While speaking at the inauguration of the gala, she appreciated Parks and Horticulture Authority Chairman Malik Abrar Ahmed and his team for having organised the event where different stalls for children and women were set up.