PPP-led Government has denied to support Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir’s loyal and old companion Dr Israr Ahmed Shah for his treatment in abroad while Prime Minister’s secretariat had directed him to contact the welfare trusts in this regard.
According to sources in Ministry of Health the treatment of Dr Israr Shah’s right hand was not possible in Pakistan due to which the medical board had suggested for his treatment in Germany and in this regard the Ministry of Health sent a summery to PM Secretariat on October 5, 2007.
According to the summery, the treatment of Dr. Israr was possible in one lakh Euro but he could afford only 30000 Euros therefore the Government should approve the remaining amount, it was also mentioned that more than 30 government officials went abroad for treatment despite of a ban on foreign treatment, therefore the case of Dr Israr should be approved in this regard.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had also directed the government to provide every medical facility to Dr Israr but PM Secretariat had refused for his treatment on government expenditures.
In this regard when Online contacted Dr Israr Shah, he said that the present leadership was surrounded by the opportunists and he would not comment on it as it was his personal matter, adding that he would not have faced this situation if Shaheed Benazir Bhutto was alive.
He said that he had discussed this matter with the Prime Minister and he promised for his support but he was waiting that when PM would honor this promises while Chief Justice had also directed the government for his treatment in foreign country.