Apparently not happy with the government’s offer for his medical treatment in the country, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday told his family that “the difficult time would pass” and asked them to “have faith”.
The Sharif family met the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) top leader at Kot Lakhpat Jail who is still refusing to be shifted to hospital and insisting to remain in the correctional facility, Express News reported.
Nawaz’s mother Shamim Begum, daughter Maryam Nawaz, younger brother Shehbaz Sharif and nephew Hamza Shehbaz were among others who visited the Lahore prison to inquire about the health condition of the former premier.
The family also voiced their concern over Nawaz’s “gradual weight loss day-by-day”who he is serving a seven-year imprisonment in Al-Azizia reference.
According to insiders, Shehbaz implored his elder brother to get hospitalised for his own good, however, Nawaz refused to do so.
Moreover, Maryam also urged her father to do the same, to which Nawaz asked her to remain “strong in this difficult time”.
Later in the day, the former first daughter took to Twitter urging for special prayers for her ailing father. “Mian Sahib’s [Nawaz Sharif] health condition is not good,” Maryam wrote on the micro-blogging website. “He is continuously feeling pain in the chest and shoulder.”
On March 13, Maryam had told media that her father had suffered from chest pain throughout the night owing to stress.