Former premier Abbasi undergoes successful surgery

Published: November 7, 2019
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PM Abbasi. PHOTO: REUTERS

PM Abbasi. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi underwent successful hernia surgery on Thursday.

Currently incarcerated in the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) scandal, Abbasi was shifted from Adiala jail to a hospital after his health deteriorated on November 4.

However, the surgery was delayed after the former prime minister’s blood pressure increased.

Abbasi is expected to stay in the hospital for a week.

Medical board recommends shifting Abbasi to hospital after health deteriorates

The medical board, which recommended the hernia surgery, also said that Abbasi had stones in his bladder and kidney.

Earlier, the former premier moved a petition in the accountability court seeking permission to be treated at Al-Shifa Hospital.

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

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