SC moved to declare Nawaz, Maryam residences sub-jails

Published: July 23, 2018
Former PM Nawaz Sharif

Former PM Nawaz Sharif PHOTO: AFP

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.

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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.

‘Sharif has sub-normal kidney function’

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).

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Mamu
    Jul 23, 2018 - 12:55PM

    I wonder if Nawaz what material Nawaz is made of. If other prisoners including heart patients can survive then why not him?Recommend

  • Muhammad Fakhir Khalil
    Jul 23, 2018 - 1:56PM

    This is tantamount to mockery of justice !

    surely there are separate laws for rich and poor as well as separate jails……Recommend

  • iRonMan
    Jul 23, 2018 - 2:03PM

    and..there we go again! From medical checkups to hospital to sub-jail residence to abroad for medical reasons. I wonder if a “mobile-chor” can avail such opportunities for medical reasons -fake or real.Recommend

  • JA
    Jul 23, 2018 - 2:25PM

    He has started moaning, how can he pass 10 years?Recommend

  • Amin
    Jul 23, 2018 - 2:26PM

    By accepting the Hawala Charge he will accept the corruption Charges. How is he going to prove the source of income for that Hawala Money?Recommend

  • Amir
    Jul 23, 2018 - 3:22PM

    should be considered, after he pays the fine, repatriates money from avenfield

    Let’s get Ishaq Dar. Heard he will sing like a canary once he spends a night in jailRecommend

  • Farouk Khan
    Jul 23, 2018 - 3:38PM

    28 yeras of Mendela equals 10 days of Paki Mendela. Game set and matchRecommend

  • kilo Tiger
    Jul 23, 2018 - 3:39PM

    Seems PIMS team is being led by a close relative of Irfan Siddiqui… NS may soon end up at a Harley street clinic , moving from jail to PIMS to RIC to sub. jail which will then surely lead to Harley street Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Jul 23, 2018 - 3:51PM

    Whenever NS&Co. complain and somehow end up in hospital, it should add 5 months to their existing sentence!Recommend

  • Shahnaz
    Jul 23, 2018 - 4:08PM

    All prison population should be treat equally. No exception. If one inmate receive Air Con or ceiling/pedestal fan then all inmate should get the same. Their are no differences between PM, Mobile pincher or custom clerk. Perspiration, sweating are normal in humid hot weather. After all its a jail. That the reason people keep away from any crime. Mr Nawaz Sharif is in only for ten days yet he has long way to go. His body will adopt to this condition. Recommend

  • numbersnumbers
    Jul 23, 2018 - 10:34PM

    Note that “ALL” jail prisoners should thus be provided comfortable surroundings!!!!Recommend

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