Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is reportedly ‘on the verge of kidney failure’ and a medical board has recommended his immediate transfer from Adiala jail to a hospital.
Urea nitrogen in Sharif’s blood had risen to a dangerous level, and he is suffering from excessive sweating and dehydration due to humidity in the prison. His heart beat is also irregular, Express News quoted sources as saying on Sunday.
According to insiders, a medical board examined the former prime minister today.
A source in caretaker government, however, said Sharif is medically examined in Adiala jail on a regular basis and his medical tests appear normal.
If physicians, who examine Sharif, officially recommend his treatment in a hospital, a medical board would be constituted to examine the ex-PM’s health and action would be taken in the light of related recommendations of the board, the official said.
However, this news could not be confirmed till the filing of this report.
On Saturday, Nawaz’s incarcerated son-in-law Capt Safdar reportedly fell ill and paramedical staff was called to assess his condition.
He fell ill during a meeting with his legal team, said sources.
According to prison officials, doctors from the District Headquarters Hospital Rawalpindi were called to check on Safdar. He will not be shifted to a hospital unless doctors advise further medical attention.
Express News reported back on Wednesday that Maryam Nawaz was being shifted from Adiala jail to Sihala rest house amid ‘security concerns’. Maryam had complained about prison conditions and was not eating the cooked meals being given to her.
The former prime minister, who had arrived in Pakistan from London last week, is currently serving his sentence in Adiala Jail, while his daughter and son-in-law are also inmates of the same prison. Nawaz was awarded 10, Maryam seven and her husband Safdar one year jail terms in Avenfield reference by the accountability court earlier this month.
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