“Nawaz Sharif has never insisted on going abroad for his treatment,” he said while speaking to the media here.
However, the option of sending the three-time prime minister abroad for treatment could be considered upon his release from prison on bail, he added.
He said he met Nawaz at Kot Lakhpat jail along with Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shehbaz, Maryam Nawaz and the PML-N supreme leader’s personal doctor yesterday, adding that he [Nawaz] declined to go to hospital despite their efforts to convince him.
Questioning the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government’s intentions, he lamented that the PML-N supremo was not provided proper treatment at Jinnah Hospital and Services Hospital where he was shifted lately following the recommendations of a panel of medical experts.
Because of pressure, he said, doctors were not able to make a prognosis about Nawaz’s health, stressing the need for his immediate treatment.
Asif recalled that when Begum Kulsoom Nawaz was sick, opponents had made propaganda about her health.
Nawaz Sharif will not let anyone do politics over his ailment, he said.