–Elahi says govt and allies not concerned over Bilawal-Nawaz meeting
LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan, who is in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) custody for having assets beyond known sources of income, called on Punjab Assembly Speaker Pervaiz Elahi on Tuesday.
During the meeting, Elahi and Khan discussed the meeting between Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) quaid Nawaz Sharif.
Khan said his party is not intimidated by the meeting, adding that Prime Minister Imran Khan had already said that the PPP and PML-N were hand in glove.
Aleem said it was a good thing that Bilawal went to visit an ailing Nawaz Sharif in prison. “There are differences in politics but human relations should remain intact.”
Elahi said no one should be concerned with two opposition parties sitting together.
The prime minister’s spokesman Naeem ul Haque commenting on Bilawal visiting Nawaz said the meeting was political. “In my opinion, I don’t think he [Bilawal] went to visit him [Nawaz] because he is ill, rather it was a political meeting,” Haque told reporters on Tuesday.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Monday called on the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government to improve the medical facilities being provided to incarcerated former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Kot Lakhpat jail.
Bilawal visited Nawaz in the Lahore jail between 2-3pm to inquire about his health. The Bilawal-led PPP delegation comprised Hassan Murtaza, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, Jameel Soomro, among others.
Bilawal was allowed to meet Nawaz in accordance with the jail manual and regulations, reports said.
Talking to reporters after meeting Nawaz, Bilawal said that he was upset at finding the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo “very ill”. On behalf of PPP, he said, “I request the incumbent government to provide him with the best treatment up to his demands.”
“Every human has some cultural values despite having political differences, while our religion teaches us to inquire about the health of a person who is suffering from a disease,” he added.