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Nawaz Sharif health at risk, says his doctor

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHAFQAT ALI
Published Jan 24, 2019, 3:09 am IST
Updated Jan 24, 2019, 3:09 am IST
The ousted premier has been behind the bars since December 24, 2018.
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
 Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s health was ‘at risk’ and he should be immediately hospitalised, his doctor said on Wednesday.

Nawaz Sharif’s personal physician, Dr Adnan Khan, said the deposed premier’s health could be ‘at risk’ if he was not hospitalised.

 

The former premier’s doctor said the recommendations of the medical board comprising doctors from Allama Iqbal Medical College and Jinnah Hospital were received on Tuesday, in which the medical board had recommended hospitalising him due to his condition. “Not hospitalising the former premier has posed a risk to his health,” he said.

A day after reports emerged that Sharif is unwell, the former prime minister was shifted to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) in Lahore on Tuesday amid strict security.

In a tweet on Monday, Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of the former premier, said her father, who remains incarcerated at Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat prison, was unwell but the family was being kept in the dark about his medical condition. Her statement came two days after she criticised the authorities for not releasing medical reports of her father.

The ousted premier has been behind the bars since December 24, 2018.

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