Nawaz is unwell, suffering from kidney-related pain, said a handout issued by the Adiala Jail IG. The interior ministry ordered the formation of a medical board to examine the three-time premier. The board will visit Nawaz in jail on Monday.
The medical board should present its report as soon as possible, said jail officials. He might be taken to a hospital after the check-up.
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Nawaz suffers from cardiac issues as well.
The Supreme Court disqualified in 2017 then PM Nawaz in the Panama Papers case. The court ordered NAB to file three corruption references against Nawaz and his family.
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An anti-corruption court has sentenced the family in one of the three references – Avenfield. The former PM was awarded 10 years in jail and his daughter, Maryam, was awarded seven. Maryam’s husband, Capt (retd) Safdar was also handed a one-year sentence in the case. All three are currently in jail. They have appealed the decision and the Islamabad High Court will hear the appeals in the last week in July.
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Nawaz and Maryam were arrested upon their return to the country on July 13. They are being kept in solitary confinement, says PML-N leader Pervaiz Rashid and a neutral observer from the Pakistan Bar Council, Kamran Murtaza.