ISLAMABAD: The former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Supremo Nawaz Sharif has been shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) from Adila jail after the doctors advised to shift former PM to a coronary care unit (CCU) immediately following deterioration in his health, Newsone reported.
According to details, the team of doctors, conducted a check-up of ex-premier after he complained of chest pain and advised that he be shifted to a hospital immediately.
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Earlier today the caretaker Punjab Home Minister Shaukat Javed said on state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) that doctors had advised his transfer to hospital after an electrocardiogram had shown “variations”.
The team of doctors, conducted a check-up of ex-premier after he complained of chest pain and advised that he be shifted to a coronary care unit (CCU) immediately, sources said.
Following this, the jail superintendent contacted the additional chief secretary. “In light of the additional chief secretary’s report, the caretaker government decided to shift Nawaz to PIMS,” sources in the Interior Ministry said.
“Nawaz’s electrocardiogram (ECG) was conducted and showed changes as per the medical report,” sources said.
“Preparations have been completed to shift the former premier to PIMS from Adiala jail,” the sources added.
A five-member medical board formed by PIMS had conducted a medical check-up of Nawaz in Rawalpindi’s Adiala jail on Monday, where the PML-N quaid is serving his sentence for corruption.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and possible prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan prayed for the quick recovery of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif after it was announced that PML-N supremo shifted to a PIMS for medical treatment.
It is pertinent to mention that Nawaz Sharif was handed a 10-year jail term on July 6 by an anti-corruption court in Pakistan, while his daughter Maryam Nawaz was sentenced to seven years in prison in Avenfield apartments case.