LAHORE / ISLAMABAD: A petition requesting to declare the residences of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Safdar as sub-jails was submitted in the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry on Monday.
The petition was submitted by Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s (PML-N) Barrister Zafarullah Khan and stated that as the corruption trial against Nawaz is still pending, his residence can be declared a sub-jail.
‘No acute medical problem’
Meanwhile, a medical board that examined Nawaz concluded that there was no acute medical problems, saying the patient was well-oriented in time and space.
The doctors advised the former prime minister to continue previous medications. The board said that the blood and urine test of the patient came normal, except for the urea which was 64, and creatinine 1.3. It further said that some of the blood tests and echocardiography will be conducted on Tuesday.
The medical board maintained that the patient needed fluids and comfortable environment. It recommended that a follow-up check-up may be closely monitored by a personal physician.
Nawaz will be re-examined by the same medical board after the results of the current investigation.
Earlier, government constituted a team of doctors from the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) to conduct the check-up.
The PIMS team, led by Dr Shaji Siddiqui and comprising Dr Naeem Mulk, Dr Anisa and Dr Amir Maqbool was tasked with re-examining Nawaz’s medical reports and conducting a fresh check-up. While the government reportedly plans to move Nawaz to PIMS, he has requested to be shifted to Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology (RIC).
President Mamnoon Hussain also called interim Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk to ensure that the former premier received adequate medical treatment.
Last week, the former premier was perspiring profusely during the meeting with his lawyers. He also suffered from hypertension, associated sub-normal kidney function, and other complications.
Nawaz is currently serving a 10-year imprisonment announced by an accountability court in the Avenfield apartment corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).