LAHORE (92 News) – Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to be shifted to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) in Lahore after his health deteriorated in Kot Lakhpat prison.
According to the sources, the health of former premier deteriorated in the prison, he will be taken to the PIC for check up. The various medical tests would be conducted during the check up in the hospital.
The sources said that Nawaz Sharif complained that he was feeling unwell and he is likely to be taken to the PIC for medical treatment upon doctors’ recommendation.
Earlier on August 23, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) included incarcerated former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Chaudhry Sugar Mills
According to the sources, the corruption watchdog body had reportedly traced numerous telegraphic transfers (TTs) from foreign countries to Nawaz Sharif’s account.
Meanwhile, the anti-graft watch body made Nawaz Sharif part of Chaudhry Sugar Mills probe.
It was also reported that the NAB sent a questionnaire to Nawaz Sharif in Kot Lakhpat Jail and sought asset details of the former prime minister.
The sources further added that Kot Lakhpat Jail’s superintendent handed over the questionnaire to Nawaz Sharif in the prison.
On June 15, the NAB had requested the IHC to throw out a petition filed by Nawaz seeking his release from prison on medical grounds. In its response, the probe authority took the stance that the former prime minister’s health is in no imminent danger.
The NAB stated that the medical reports did not suggest a surgery anytime soon and the court had sentenced Nawaz keeping in view his medical history. The probe body said that Nawaz cannot be released on bail by suspension of sentence.
On May 21, the IHC the application of the former premier, who is serving seven-year term in the Al-Azizia reference, for bail on medical grounds for two weeks, issuing notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
In the petition, it had been stated that Nawaz Sharif is suffering from multiple diseases which could jeopardize his health.
The tests conducted during his six-week bail are also showing his disease life-threatening, it states. “Nawaz Sharif is suffering from heart arteries ailment. He should be treated by the doctors who had already treated him abroad,” it added.