Nawaz Sharif not to be shifted to hospital anytime soon: Sources

Nawaz Sharif not to be shifted to hospital anytime soon: Sources

LAHORE – Nawaz Sharif will not be shifted to hospital any time soon. It was earlier reported that he has suffered from kidney problem but the jail doctor has declared him fit.

Earlier few Doctors had requested authorities to shift former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to hospital from Adiala jail, citing his ill health.

Dr Azhar Kiani and Dr Hamid Sharif Khan, who carried out the medical examination of the PML-N supremo, requested that Nawaz Sharif be shifted to a cardiology institute in Rawalpindi.

Interim Punjab Law Minister Zia Haider Rizvi, while confirming the development, said authorities have not received a formal application in this regard.

He added that the interim provincial government will constitute a medical board after receiving the application and would take measures suggested by the board.

Rivzi said the government decided to provide air conditioners to Nawaz Sharif in Adiala on humanitarian grounds , adding that such facilites were not mentioned in the Prisons Rule.

Nawaz was sentenced to 11 years in prison by a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court over his family’s purchase of luxury apartments in London, whereas, his daughter Maryam was sentenced to eight years in prison.

The former premier’s son-in-law was also sent to jail for one-year on the same charge.

The Avenfield reference is one of the three corruption references, filed by the National Accountability Bureau(NAB) on orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP), which disqualified Nawaz Sharif, ousting him from premiership and finding him guilty in the Panama Paper case verdict.