Islamabad, Jul 29: Nawaz Sharif, who is lodged in Adiala jail in a corruption case, will be shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), media reports claim. The decision was taken by country’s caretaker government on Sunday after the ECG and blood reports of former prime minister of Pakistan were found to be irregular.Also Read - British Hostage-Taker Demanding Release Of Jailed Pakistani Scientist Shot Dead In US
“Sharif will be shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences in Islamabad where preparations have been made to keep the high-profile prisoner,” Punjab Home Minister Shaukat Javed said. Also Read - Hong Kong Airport Bans Transit Travellers From 153 Countries, Including India Amid Rising COVID Cases
Sharif, 68, is serving a 10-year jail term in a corruption case over his family’s purchase of luxury apartments in London. He has been lodged in the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi since July 13. Also Read - India vs Pakistan Twitter War Turns Ugly Over Controversial Dean Elgar DRS Call During 3rd Test At Cape Town
Earlier last week, it was reported that Sharif is on the verge of a kidney failure and doctors have recommended to shift him to a hospital immediately.
A few days before, a team of doctors headed by Dr Ejaz Qadeer and comprising cardiologist Dr Naeem Malik, Medical Specialist Dr Shaji Siddiqui, neurologist Dr Sohail Tanvir and Dr Mashood carried out medical checkup of Sharif after he complained of pain in chest. Apparently, his ECG was not satisfactory, which prompted the doctors to advise shifting to the hospital.
Sharif had open heart surgery in 2016 and has been also suffering from hypertension and diabetes.
Last week, PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif wrote a letter to caretaker Punjab government seeking better facilities for Nawaz Sharif at Adiala Jail.
(Inputs from PTI)