SUNDAY TIMES ISLAMABAD:Omar Sarfraz Cheema thrashed allegation of the Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and called it ‘baseless and condemnable’.

The PTI information secretary said that Sharif family will be responsible cent per cent if, god forbid, something happens to [the former prime minister] Nawaz Sharif.

“It doesn’t seem as per their words that Sharif family is serious about the treatment of Nawaz Sharif.”

Continuing his criticism against Sharifs, he added, “Instead of exhibiting seriousness, their efforts are for blackmailing the government.”

He reiterated that Sharif was given facilities to continue treatment of his own choice despite while millions [in this country] cannot avail the facility.

The PTI leader said that Sharif was a convicted criminal. He added that the government was not authorised to allow a prisoner to move abroad except the court.

“If a picnic to London can better health condition, then the court should be convinced,” Cheema said.

The PTI information secretary clarified that the authorities have also allowed Sharif to call foreign physician in Pakistan.

He suggested Shehbaz Sharif, being as a wealthy person, to call physician on his expenses for his brother without waiting for the government’s decision in this regards.