Punjab govt seeks more clarity over Nawaz’s tests abroad

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Shafaqna Pakistan: Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid said on Monday that a medical board, treating Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, was working freely without any external pressure.

The provincial health minister also rejected rumours about a ‘deal’ that the ailing former prime minister might have struck after the government allowed him to go abroad for treatment.

“Nawaz Sharif is a high-profile patient. He has recently got bail on medical grounds. He has now appealed to the interior ministry to allow him to leave Pakistan and continue his treatment abroad,” she said during a press conference in Lahore.

Dr Rashid confirmed that the interior ministry had requested Nawaz’s medical report from the Punjab government.

“The interior minister has also sought suggestions over his treatment outside Pakistan,” Dr Rashid added.

The provincial health minister continued and said a reply to the interior ministry regarding Nawaz’s health was sent already