The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif has been asked by the Attorney General of Pakistan on Tuesday to provide medical reports of his elder brother former PM Nawaz Sharif within 10 days to avoid legal action.
The AGP office, in a letter stated that as per the undertaking given by Shehbaz to the Lahore High Court (LHC), he was supposed to provide regular “duly notarised” medical reports of his brother to the court.
“Pursuant to the order in terms of the undertaking, eight documents claiming to be periodical medical reports in respect of Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif were filed with the registrar of the court. Last available report date 8.7.2021 was filed vide letter dated 3.8.2021,” the letter reads.
It is a pertinent to note that a special board formed by the Punjab government to examine these reports observed that the aforementioned reports didn’t provide “any information about his [Nawaz] current clinical evaluation, blood reports, imaging results and any interventional procedures so far,” the letter added
“This is evident… that you have not fulfilled your obligation to provide periodical medical reports…per your solemn undertaking…You are, therefore, prima facie, in violation of your undertaking and order passed by the Lahore High Court dated 16-11-2019.”
“Before initiating appropriate proceedings before the LHC for breach of undertaking and the order of the court, it is deemed appropriate that this letter is addressed to you for providing the medical reports as stated in the letter of the special medical board within a period of ten days of the receipt of this letter.”
It further said that the medical board could not give its advice in light of the incomplete information provided by Shehbaz.
It merits mention that the AGP office also warned that the office will be “constrained to initiate proceedings for breach of undertaking and violation of the order of the court in terms Article 204” read with Section 3 of the Contempt of Court Ordinance, 2003.