Medical team visits Adiala jail for Nawaz Sharif's check-up

Medical team visits Adiala jail for Nawaz Sharif's check-up

Rawalpindi (Staff Report): A four-member medical team on Monday reached Adiala jail for the medical check-up of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

According to jail officials, the board visiting the former PM comprises four doctors of PIMS, cardiologist Dr Naeem Malik, Medical Specialist Dr. Shaji Siddiqui, neurologist Dr Sohail Tanvir and Dr Amir Maqbool.

Nawaz Sharif was shifted to a hospital inside the Adiala Jail for the checkup. A mobile laboratory also brought by the team of doctors.

The health condition of the former prime minister worsened on Sunday as the heartbeat of the former prime minister was irregular due to dehydration and the presence of urea in blood which could affect his kidneys.

A medical team led by Dr. Azhar Kyani visited Adiala Jail to examine Nawaz Sharif’s health and recommended to shift him to hospital for further treatment.

Former PM Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar are currently serving their terms in the jail following the conviction in the Avenfield case.

On July 6, the court awarded ousted premier to 10 years and Maryam Nawaz to 7 years imprisonment in the Avenfield corruption reference, while Capt (retd) Safdar will also face one year jail term in the case.

Accountability Court-I Judge Mohammad Bashir announced the verdict.

Moreover, Nawaz and Maryam were also fined 8 and 2 million pounds respectively. The court ordered to confiscate the property in question, suggesting the government to do legislation to bring plundered money back to the country.

In the 100-page decision, Accountability Judge Mohammad Bashir also sentenced Sharif’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, to seven years in jail for forgery and making assets through illegal sources in the landmark decision. She has been ordered to pay a fine of £2 million (Rs320 million). Capt (r) Safdar Awan, who is the son-in-law of Nawaz Sharif, was jailed for one year for cheating.