Can’t guarantee my own life, how can I do that for someone else, asks PM

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday that he could not give a guarantee about his own life hence how could he talk about someone else.

The prime minister was addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony of Baba Guru Nanak University at Nankana Sahib where he referenced the Islamabad High Court hearing from last week in which the bench asked the government to guarantee nothing would happen to Nawaz Sharif till proceedings were held till Tuesday.

“Today I read a news that the court has asked the federal and provincial governments whether they can guarantee Nawaz Sharif’s life by tomorrow. I cannot even guarantee my life by tomorrow, so how can I give a guarantee for someone else’s life?” he asked.

The court on Saturday granted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif post-arrest interim bail till Tuesday (tomorrow) in the Al Azizia reference.

Nawaz is currently under treatment at Lahore Services Hospital for his low platelet count. During proceedings of the case on Saturday, the IHC lashed out at the government when its representatives said that they were not willing to take responsibility for Nawaz’s health.

IHC chief Athar Minallah had said that if the federal and provincial governments had played their part then the matter wouldn’t have come to court.

“Don’t play politics with [the] court,” he had said.

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was rushed to Services Hospital last Monday night after his platelet count fell. A medical board was formed to take care of the former prime minister. Doctors injected him with three mega units of blood following which his platelet count rose.

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