Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar, the son-in-law of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif, was shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) Thursday evening for better treatment after his health deteriorated in Adiala Jail.
Safdar was shifted to hospital amid tight security with complaints of vomiting, constipation and abdominal pain for the last four days.
He was arrested by the anti-graft body and sent to Adiala Jail, following an accountability court’s verdict in the Avenfield properties corruption reference in which Nawaz and his daughter have also been sentenced. Safdar is serving his one year sentence in Central Jail, Rawalpindi.
Sharif moved to PIMS after health complication
He has been admitted in Cardiac Centre of Pims in the same room where Sharif was admitted for a couple of days.
Earlier, Sharif was also admitted to hospital after complaints of chest and arms’ pain. He was shifted back to jail on July 31st after his condition improved with better medical care and treatment.
Doctors at Pims said Safdar was suffering from constipation, stomach pain and weight loss. He has lost four to five kg weight since he has been sent to jail. He also has undergone Bariatric Surgery. He’s also a diabetic and has a stent placed in his heart.
Doctors said in jail the health officials tried to help improve his condition and administer Enema too to relieve constipation and stomach pain but it could not help.
Pims Executive Director Amjad Mehmood said he has been admitted for medical investigation, evaluation and better management of his health.
Safdar 'unwell', doctors to assess condition
A medical board has been constituted to examine and conduct various tests to investigate the problem. General Surgeon Prof Tanvir Khaliq heads the board while Gastroenterologist Dr Mashood Ali, Bariatric Surgeon Dr Atif Inam, Medical Specialist Dr Fibhaa Syed, and Radiologist Dr Mujahid Raza are the members.
Some tests including blood tests and X-ray were conducted at night while some would be done on Friday.
Meanwhile, the chief commissioner of Islamabad declared the premises of private ward of cardiac centre as sub-jail till retention of the prisoner in Pims’. The security would be provided by the ICT police.
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