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Demanding surety bonds is just a bribe: Shehbaz Sharif

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif has said that the government has demanded a bribe in the form of surety bonds.
Addressing a press conference in Lahore, Shehbaz Sharif said that his legal team has decided to approach Lahore High Court (LHC) against the government seeking the removal of his brother Nawaz Sharif’s name from Exit Control List (ECL) without conditions.
He said, “Our legal team has reached LHC to submit a petition from my side. We decided to approach courts without any delay.”
He further said, “LHC granted Nawaz bail and allowed him to travel abroad. We cannot accept this indemnity bond condition at any cost.”
The opposition leader said that Imran Khan’s approach towards Nawaz Sharif is condemnable.
Shehbaz urged that it was high time we stopped doing politics on Nawaz’s health.

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Shehbaz said, “Prime Minister Imran Khan is politicizing a humanitarian issue. They are asking for ransom in the form of indemnity bond.”
He added, “Imran Khan and his team are playing games on the issue of Nawaz Sharif’s health.”
He further added, “When Imran Khan was injured, Nawaz Sharif himself went to the hospital to inquire about his health.”
According to Shehbaz, the incumbent government is leading Pakistan towards the state of destruction.
Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday has been demanded by the federal committee chaired by Federal Minister for Law Farogh Naseem that ailing Nawaz is allowed to go abroad for medical treatment for four weeks but after submitting surety bonds.

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As mentioned, the federal committee demanded from Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) to submit surety bonds worth Rs 7 billion in return of removing Nawaz’s name from the ECL.
Nawaz Sharif, however, rejected the government’s offer made on medical gro­unds and to pay surety bonds equivalent to the fines imposed on him by an accountability court in two corruption cases in which he was convicted.
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