Nawaz says conspiracies being hatched against him


LONDON: Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said the conspiracies have been and are being hatched against him and he is reviewing the overall situation.

He was talking to waiting journalists outside his flat in Park Lane, central London on Sunday. He was looking very grim and serious and avoided to answer the volley of questions on his political strategy and future. He said that he discussed with Shahid Khaqan Abbasi the country’s, regional and international situation.

Upon asking the questions on bye-election in Lahore, he said that there had been complaints of people being kidnapped in the NA-120. He said that he had been receiving reports of people being abducted since yesterday in NA-120, adding that he was closely reviewing the situation.

He praised Maryam Nawaz for successfully running election campaign in Lahore’s NA-120.

Talking about the health of his wife, the former prime minister said that Begum Kulsoom would undergo another surgery in coming days. To a question about the by-poll, Nawaz said he would talk later on it as the results were still coming.

Nawaz Sharif on Sunday confirmed his wife Kulsoom Nawaz will undergo another surgery in London.“She is under medical treatment and will undergo another surgery after few days,” Nawaz told reporters in London where he is currently residing with his sons.

Kulsoom Nawaz was diagnosed with lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph  nodes on the left side of her neck, her daughter Maryam had confirmed last month. Kulsoom Nawaz had left Lahore for London unexpectedly on August 17 for a medical check up – the day her nomination papers for NA-120 by-polls – were accepted.