Nawaz Sharif might be flown to London for further treatment
30 July 2018
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif might be sent to London for treatment this week according to source-based Pakistani media reports on Monday.
Sharif, who recently returned after a three-month stay in London – where he underwent cardiac surgery – was shifted to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on Sunday after his health deteriorated.
The former premier was sent to the Adiala jail in Rawalpindi more than a fortnight ago. However, his heart condition worsened in jail and the 68-year-old leader was shifted to the PIMS in Islamabad.
The leading Pakistani politician is currently serving a 10-year jail term in a corruption case related to the acquisition of luxury apartments by him and other family members in London.
The decision to shift him to a hospital on Sunday was taken after doctors advised Shaukat Javed, the caretaker home minister of Punjab, to do so at the earliest.
The Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader had undergone bypass surgery and also suffers from diabetes and high cholesterol. His party workers claim that he had refused to relocate to a hospital from his jail.
Daughter Maryam Nawaz pleaded with him to shift to a hospital for treatment.
Security around the hospital has been beefed up as a large number of his supporters gathered outside.