Nawaz's hospital ward declared sub-jail

ISLAMABAD: The chief commissioner of Islamabad on Monday declared deposed premier Nawaz Sharif’s hospital ward at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) as a sub-jail.

The notification was shared by Islamabad Capital Territory Administration, and was issued after the former premier was shifted to PIMS from Adiala Jail on Sunday night. Nawaz complained of pain in chest and arms.

Sharif moved to PIMS after health complication

Doctors requested jail authorities to transfer him to a hospital so he may be given emergency cardiac attention. His health is also consistently being monitored.

Following the doctor’s advice, the caretaker government immediately directed the jail authorities to shift Nawaz to PIMS cardiac centre so his condition would not aggravate.

Interim chief minister Punjab Dr Hassan Askari earlier said that prison doctors observed changes in Nawaz’s ECG. An ECG, or electrocardiogram, is a test that checks the heart’s electrical activity.

“We cannot take any risk about Nawaz’s health and have directed the jail authorities to shift him to either Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology or Pims immediately.”

Imran wishes ailing Nawaz a speedy recovery

Sharif, who returned from Britain, was handed a 10-year jail term on July 6 by an anti-corruption court, while his daughter and political heir was sentenced to seven years in prison over the purchase of luxury flats in London in the 1990s.

The Express Tribune acquired a copy of the notification.


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