The opposition leader supported the declaration of the superintendent, but urged the court to form a medical board for the care of his “unbearable” backache, often consisting of his own physicians.
The judge ordered the leader of the opposition to first file an application with the government.
Shehbaz Sharif also spoke to his elder brother, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, and son Suleman over the phone during the proceedings.
In this scenario, Nusrat, Shehbaz’s wife, Suleman’s son, Rabia Imran’s daughter, and Haroon Yousaf’s son-in-law, were already proclaimed absconders for preventing their presence in the proceedings.
“I do not know about the Punjab Assembly, but many PML-N legislators have expressed their reservations about the position of their party leadership on resignations in the National Assembly,” he added.
He said Prime Minister Khan had already declared that if the opposition withdrew from parliament, they would go to by-elections.
He said the opposition would receive little from its public meetings and rallies, with the exception of causing the nation to spread Covid-19.
“In view of the second coronavirus wave, Prime Minister Imran Khan has appealed to the opposition to postpone rallies and processions for two or three months in the public interest,” he said.
The Minister claimed that if they breached the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and the recommendations provided to prevent the transmission of coronavirus, the government would take stringent action against the organisers of public meetings and political party leaders.
The minister said India faced war threats against the government. In everybody’s awareness, a high warning, India wants to destabilise the world. In Pakistan, India is behind terrorism,’ he added.
“India wants to make us barren by stopping the water of our rivers but instead of taking these issues seriously, the PDM is doing politics of protest.”
Terrorism is not a one-party issue, but it is an issue for all the people of the world. He said previous regimes were responsible for the economic woes of the country as they refused to have public-interest policies.
As regards the decision to allow British Virgin Atlantic to operate its flights to Pakistan, the Minister claimed that under the agreement with the United Kingdom, both countries will operate their respective airlines with each other.