ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the PTI led federal government will take all legal measures to repatriate former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and will not get blackmailed by the opposition which is mounting pressure on his administration.
“It is incumbent upon the government to bring back people wanted by the courts of law,” the premier said while chairing a meeting of the government spokespersons.
“The PML-N is using the alleged health issues of [its supreme leader] Nawaz Sharif for political purposes. The opposition is more interested in extricating Nawaz from court cases rather than safeguarding the national interests,” the premier was quoted as saying by a source that attended the meeting.
“We will take all legal measures to repatriate Nawaz Sharif,” he added.
On Saturday, Adviser to the PM on Accountability Shahzad Akbar vowed to ramp up efforts to bring back the former premier and said Nawaz was allowed to leave the country subject to certain conditions but none of them had been met.
“He [Nawaz] was granted permission to leave the country for medical treatment, provided that he would return within a stipulated time period,” Akbar had said at a news conference in Lahore.