Sunday , 24 March 2019

Sharif hospitalised as his health deteriorates

ISLAMABAD: Jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on Sunday  admitted to the country’s top hospital on the orders of Pakistan’s caretaker government, after his health deteriorated in the high-security Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi. 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. Doctors conducted a check-up of Sharif after he complained of chest pain and advised that he immediately be shifted to a coronary care unit of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences  in Islamabad, Geo news reported. The decision to shift Sharif to hospital was taken by the Punjab government which has administrative control of the Adiala jail after a team of doctors recommended that Sharif needed proper medication and care. PTI





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