Nawaz advised surgery for removal of kidney stones

Maryam meets father, briefed by doctors on his health and test reports


Our Correspondent February 03, 2019
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.underwent a medical checkup at services hospital in Lahore. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s test results have shown kidney stones, and doctors have recommended a routine surgery to get rid of them.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo underwent CT scan and ultrasound as well as blood tests on Saturday, a day after he was shifted to the Services Hospital from Kot Lakhpat Jail due to cardiac complications.

According to details, the report of Sharif's kidney scan has shown minor stones in his left kidney, with the medical board, constituted for his treatment, recommending surgery for removal.

On his second day in the hospital, Nawaz did some light walking in the Sunday sun, after which he was brought to the OPD for tests under strict security. Some of the tests were carried out on an empty stomach.

Nawaz Sharif undergoes medical tests at Services Hospital

Upon his return to his room, Nawaz, while seeing his party workers and supporters, used a hand gesture to signal his appreciation.
His daughter Maryam Nawaz along with her husband Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar along and son-in-law Raheel Munir also met him in his room, declared a sub-jail, following the tests.

The meeting was held after written permission of the authorities and lasted for two hours.

During it, the family discussed Nawaz’s health, while Maryam apprised the PML-N supremo of latest developments and assured him of people’s support.

The family also enjoyed a home-cooked meal that Maryam brought along. She also met the medical board members who briefed her on her father's health.

According to reports, three more doctors have been added to the medical board including Prof Dr Zahid, Prof Dr Khadija and Prof Dr Saleem, taking the total number to six.

The doctors, including from the Punjab Institute of Cardiology, will decide a final course of action regarding treatment. They would also give the final approval for those coming to meet Nawaz.

Meanwhile, a large number of PML-N supporters gathered outside the hospital, and raised pro-Nawaz slogans upon Maryam’s arrival. Some workers tried to enter the hospital along with Maryam but they were prevented to do so by the police.

They remained outside the hospital and also organised a prayer for his early recovery, while others resorted to a hunger strike camp. They said that Nawaz Sharif lives in the hearts of the people and the day when Nawaz Sharif would be among them not far away.

PML-N leaders, family members meet Nawaz in prison

Nawaz was sentenced to seven years imprisonment in the Al-Azizia Steel Mill case on December 24, and was serving his sentence at Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail. He was shifted to the hospital due to medical reasons after the approval of the Punjab chief minister, with his hospital room declared a sub-jail with all prison laws applicable.

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