No need to take Sharif abroad as his condition stabilises: minister

Ruling out the option of taking former prime minister Nawaz Sharif out of the country for his medical treatment, the caretaker government has maintained that the PML-N supremo was recovering well in Islamabad’s Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims).

Speaking to the media in Lahore on Tuesday, Punjab’s caretaker home minister Shaukat Javed assured that Sharif is feeling much better after getting medical attention at the hospital and there is nothing alarming to report about his health, Express News reported.

The deposed premier was shifted from Adiala Jail to Pims as a precautionary measure on his personal physician’s recommendation, said Javed, adding that Pakistan had all the facilities necessary for treating heart patients and there was no need to take Sharif abroad.

Nawaz’s hospital ward declared sub-jail

The caretaker provincial minister said bringing the patient’s medical history from London was not a big deal and the same can be arranged in ‘five minutes’. He said the three-time premier has been taking home-cooked meals as per the directives.

The interim home minister said that Maryam Nawaz has not sent any application seeking to attend to her father at Pims.

Sharif’s hospital ward was declared a sub-jail after the former premier was shifted to Pims from Adiala Jail on Sunday night. Sharif complained of pain in chest and arms. Doctors requested jail authorities to transfer him to a hospital so he may be given emergency cardiac attention.

Statement comes after decision to shift Nawaz from Adiala to PIMS following worrisome test reports

  • Nawaz's hospital ward declared sub-jail

    Former premier was earlier shifted to PIMS after complaints of pain in chest and arms

  • Sharif moved to PIMS after health complication

    Deposed PM complains of pain in the chest and arms

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