ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday sought a new medical report of incarcerated former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on his petition seeking his release from jail on medical grounds.
A two member bench of the IHC including Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar heard the case. Meanwhile, the IHC adjourned the bail plea of deposed prime minister on medical grounds till February 20 (Wednesday).
During the hearing, Justice Amir Farooq remarked that medical reports of the former premier bear different details. He directed to submit a new medical report of Nawaz Sharif from Jinnah Hospital.
Sharif’s counsel Khawaja Haris said his client’s medical treatment was not possible at Jinnah Hospital Lahore and he should be shifted to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC).
The high court inquired about the health of the ex-PM and ordered a representative of the Punjab government to apprise the court in this regard in a short while.
“Those sentenced to life imprisonment or awarded death sentence are also released on bail as per hardship,” added Haris.
Punjab government’s representative told that Jinnah Hospital has the treatment of all the ailments. He stressed that the recommendations of the doctors will be followed.
A representative doctor of the medical board, constituted to monitor Nawaz Sharif’s health condition and examine his medical reports, relayed that some of the patient’s test reports were being awaited. He said the patient was shifted to the hospital on February 15.
The court after hearing the arguments adjourned the hearing till February 20.
Hearing on NAB’s first plea against Nawaz’s acquittal in Flagship reference will be held on April 2 while the second one seeking increase in the former premier’s sentence in Al-Azizia reference will be heard on April 9.
Earlier, Allama Iqbal Medical College Principal Arif Tajammal has said that former prime minister Nawaz, who is serving jail in the Al-Azizia reference, is well and underwent some tests.
Talking to the media on Sunday, he said that food of Nawaz Sharif
had been changed. “There was no need to change the medicines being used by Nawaz Sharif,” he maintained.
Dr Arif Tajammal said that cardiologists could better inform the people about any report. “We have received the old data of PIC and Services Hospital about Nawaz Sharif
’s condition has been received,” he said.
He said that the medical board had reviewed all medical history of Nawaz Sharif.
“The board is likely to give its final opinion about the condition of Nawaz Sharif,”