Nawaz Sharif undergoes medical tests at Services Hospital

Published: February 3, 2019
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Former premier Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: REUTERS

Former premier Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: REUTERS

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif underwent multiple medical tests at Services Hospital in Lahore on Sunday, Express News reported.

A medical board will later examine the reports of the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz supremo, while a request for a cardiac examination has been sent to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC).

Sharif has been allocated a VIP room at the Services Hospital where he was shifted from Kot Lakhpat Jail on Saturday, following the approval of Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.

A medical board had earlier recommended that the former premier be shifted to a hospital. The recommendation was made in the board’s report to the Punjab Home department.

Nawaz shifted to Services Hospital

“Superintendent of jail will ensure early shifting of the prisoner back to the Central Jail Lahore, in consultation with respective hospital authorities, after requisite medical examination/investigation/management, under foolproof security arrangements,” a notification issued by the Punjab home department stated.

On January 25, the provincial government had formed the medical board to examine the health of Nawaz Sharif. The board comprised cardiac experts from Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC), Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) and Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology (RIC).

The board conducted a detailed examination of Nawaz on January 30 for two hours inside the prison, where Sharif is lodged following his conviction in the Al Azizia mills case filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

 

 

 

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