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Elahi assails PML-N for targeting cancer hospital for politics

August 02, 2012


Deputy Prime Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi. – File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Deputy Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Chaudhry Parvez Elahi on Thursday said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) should not make Imran Khan's welfare institutions like Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital target of its ‘traditional’ political victimisation.

Elahi, in a statement, said that targeting a hospital for political vengeance was highly deplorable and the greatest moral degradation on the part of “N- League.”

He said politicking against most modern hospital rendering great services to the cancer patients was highly condemnable and worst example of resorting to such low level tactics and grave violation of moral and social values.

The PML-Q leader said that Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital was a non-political welfare institution rendering healthcare services to the people where millions of cancer patients were provided most modern treatment and highest standard of facilities and deserving patients are even treated free.

He said that PML-N’s campaign of allegations may not harm Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan but it would certainly cause irreparable loss to the cancer patients from all over the country in particular the deserving poor patients who are treated free of charges.

He asked the PML-N leadership to discard such low and negative tactics. He said the mishandling of the hospitals and the patients in the Punjab, deteriorated situation in the government hospitals due to their faulty policies and the bad treatment being meted out to the patients and the doctors are very sad reflection on their tall claims of “rendering of services to the people.”

Elahi further said that if a welfare institution is rendering such invaluable services to the cancer patients, it should not be stopped from working and vengeance of political opposition of its founder should not be taken from the most modern and the greatest cancer hospital.