Lahore (Staff Report): Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was admitted to Jinnah Hospital in Lahore on Friday.
According details, The Punjab Home Department decided to shift the former premier from Kot Lakhpat Jail to Jinnah Hospital on the recommendations of a special medical board comprising cardiac experts from Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC), Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) and Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology (RIC).
Nawaz Sharif was shifted to the hospital amid tight security.
On February 2, Nawaz Sharif was shifted to the Services Hospital for medical where he underwent tests. The medical board examined the health of Nawaz Sharif. After a five-days, he was shifted back to jail.
However, two days later, his personal physician requested the government to move him to a cardiac facility.
On January 22, the former PM also underwent a medical examination at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC).
According to medical sources, three tests namely ECG, echocardiogram and Thallium of the former premier were conducted. “The echocardiogram report showed that Nawaz’s heart is larger than normal,” they said.
The former PM had earlier also moved the IHC seeking a suspension in the seven-year jail term handed to him in the Al-Azizia reference. His petition has been fixed for hearing on February 18.
On Dec 24, 2018, the Accountability Court 2 of Islamabad had handed a seven-year rigorous imprisonment to Nawaz Sharif along with a fine of Rs1.5 billion and $25 million in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills/Hill Metal Establishment reference. It had, however, acquitted him in the Flagship Investment reference.