ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has sought details of former premier Nawaz Sharif’s health from the Punjab provincial government, ordering authorities to provide best possible facilities to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo.
In a tweet, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan revealed the prime minister’s orders.
وزیراعظم عمران خان نے محمد نواز شریف کی صحت کے متعلق پنجاب حکومت سے تفصیلات طلب کی ہیں۔متعلقہ حکام کو ہدایت دی ہیں کہ ان کے خاندان کے افراد کی منشاء کے مطابق انھیں علاج معالجے کی بہترین سہولیات فراہم کی جائیں۔وزیراعظم کی ان کی صحت یابی کیلئے دعا اور نیک تمناؤں کا اظہار۔
— Firdous Ashiq Awan (@Dr_FirdousPTI) October 23, 2019
PM Khan telephoned Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar on Wednesday, directing him to ensure that the former prime minister is provided adequate medical treatment.
CM Punjab Buzdar apprised the prime minister about the ongoing treatment of Nawaz Sharif and the steps taken by the health department.
PM Imran also directed the CM Punjab to remain in contact with the personal physician of the former prime minister.
On Tuesday, doctors at the Lahore Services Hospital had termed Nawaz’s condition as ‘serious’ despite the transfusion of three mega units of platelets within hours after his admission.
According to the medical tests carried out yesterday, the platelet count of the former premier “dropped from 16,000 to a critical level of 2,000” when he was brought to hospital late on Monday night, prompting the medical board members to go for “immediate transfusion of the platelets to save his life”, said one of the board members.
NAB had shifted the Nawaz to the Services Hospital late on Monday night after his personal physician, Dr Adnan Khan, had raised an alarm about his critical condition in the anti-graft watchdog’s custody.