Medical board recommends shifting Abbasi to hospital after health deteriorates

Published: October 28, 2019
Former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. PHOTO: AFP

Former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: A medical board on Monday suggested shifting former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who is currently incarcerated in the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) scandal, from Adalia jail to a hospital after his health deteriorated.

The medical board has recommended a hernia surgery for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader. Medical reports also suggest that Abbasi has stones in his bladder and kidney.

During Abbasi’s appearance before the accountability court on Monday, the political leader’s counsel submitted a plea praying upon the court to broadcast the LNG scandal trial on television.

Former Finance Minister Miftah Ismail and Imran-ul-Haq were presented before the court. Judge Muhammad Bashir heard the case.

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“Imran Khan claims he is behind the accountability drive in the country while the NAB chairman also claims he is behind the accountability drive in the country. People should know what is happening and they should be able to watch everything on TV,” said Abbasi.

The former premier also moved a petition in the accountability court seeking permission to be treated at Al-Shifa Hospital on his expense.

“I want to undergo surgery at Al-Shifa Hospital on my expense. The Punjab government is not ready to take any responsibility,” he added.

The court, meanwhile, extended Abbasi’s judicial remand till November 19 and adjourned the hearing.

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  • Vwow
    Oct 28, 2019 - 10:15PM

    Vow. First Nawaz and now Khaqan. I wonder if they ever thought about the poor hygiene and lack of proper healthcare support inside prisons before.
    Just give the money back to the people.Recommend

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