PPP’ senior leader Senator A. Rehman Malik has strongly condemned and expressed deep concerns over the not shifting of former President Asif Ali Zardari from jail to hospital despite of medical board’s advice. In his speech today on Monday in the Senate of Pakistan, Senator A. Rehman Malik said that under the Jail manuals, the Jail authorities were bound to follow the advice of the medical board as the former President Asif Ali Zardari was suffering from high blood pressure, heart diseases and high sugar. He declared that he as Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Interior has taken notice of the non-shifting of Asif Ali Zardari to hospital and spoke to the IG Prisons Punjab. He said that he was astonished to know that the jail authorities are confused in the word “Might” used in medical report. He put the august house wise on official bureaucratic language and advised them to get further clarification from the relevant medical authorities.

Senator Rehman Malikurged the government to immediately shift the Former President Asif Ali Zardari to hospital as per recommendations of the medical board otherwise the government would be responsible in case of undesired (God Forbid). Terming it as a political vendetta against PPP, Senator Rehman Malikemphasized the government to stop political victimization as what they are sowing will be reaping tomorrow. He said that after August 5th when the Indian government revoked the Article 370 and 35A, the country is passing through a crucial time and we as nation needs unity to confront India on international fronts powerfully rather to be politically divided. He said that world is making fun out of the acts of government while sieging its opposition and asking the India to uplift the curfew from Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK). He urged the Chairman of Senate to constitute a committee that can formulate ‘Code of Conduct’ to define the protocol parameters for the parliamentarians and to ensure the preservations of the constitutional and legal rights of parliamentarians so that none will be needing to pressurize the Chairman and Speaker for obtaining the production orders.

Senator A. Rehman Malik further said that it was inhumane act to stop a daughter from meeting her ailing father in hospital despite of having court orders. He said that Government has sheer vendetta against President Asif Ali Zardari which was visible from the harsh attitude towards his daughter Aseefa Bhutto Zardari who was physically blocked to visit her father in hospital. He said that the Police must be trained to follow our cultural and traditional customs and values while dealing with females.

He said “I would like to mention it here that I have asked for a report on the misconduct with Ms. Aseefa Bhutto Zardari and manhandling of other elected public representatives by the Security Personnel and other staff and stopping her to meet her ailing father in PIMS Hospital, Islamabad”.

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