Nawaz Sharif's hospital ward in PIMS declared as sub-jail
Ailing Nawaz Sharif's hospital ward has been declared as a sub-jail, a day after Pakistan's former PM was admitted to premier Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) following health complications. Sharif, 68, was yesterday shifted to Cardiac Center of the country's top hospital in Islamabad after his health deteriorated due to heart trouble. Notably, he was in Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi. His condition is now stable.
The three-time Pakistan PM 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 since July 13.
Dr. Naeem Malik, Head of the PIMS Cardiology Department, had suggested the authorities to shift Sharif to a hospital as his blood tests showed clotting which, according to the doctor, was an alarming sign considering his medical history. The PML-N supremo lives with diabetes and has also undergone bypass surgery. He currently takes medication for his heart condition, cholesterol and diabetes.
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's chief Imran Khan prayed for Sharif's recovery and directed party workers to stay away from the premises of the PIMS and to not hold any demonstration against the ousted leader. Later, a meeting between Sharif and his daughter Maryam and son-in-law retired Capt Mohammad Safdar took place to discuss his health condition. Extraordinary security arrangements were made ahead of Sharif's arrival.