LHC asks for Nawaz's health report

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LAHORE: A bench of the Lahore High Court while hearing petition seeking Nawaz Sharif’s release on bail on health grounds, summoned DrMehmoodAyaz.
A division bench of the high court headed by Justice Ali BaqarNajafi heard a petition filed by Shehbaz Sharif.
The bench was informed by the counsel that the former prime minister was seriously ill and admitted at the Services Hospital due to extremely low platelets count, when it questioned why Nawaz Sharif himself didn’t file the petition.
“The doctors are trying but yet to diagnose the the reason of the low count of platelets,” the counsel said. “His life is under threat due to the health condition but he could be treated abroad,” the counsel said.
Advocate General Punjab on a question from the bench pleaded for time to consult with concerned government officials over the matter.
The bench also summoned DrMehmoodAyaz and called report from Dr. Shamsi on Nawaz Sharif’s health condition.
The registrar office of the high court earlier raised objection over the plea seeking release of the former prime minister on bail on health grounds adding that the petitioner was not an affected party.
The registrar office sent the matter to the chief justice of the high court for decision along with its objection raising the issue of locus standi.
The counsel of Sharif, KhawajaHaris urged for an early hearing of the petition in view of the deteriorating health situation of Mian Nawaz Sharif.
“Shehbaz Sharif is brother of Nawaz Sharif and he loves him like a father,” the counsel argued over the objection raised by the registrar’s office.
It is pertinent to mention here that the former prime minister Sharif was admitted at Services Hospital from NAB detention with low platelet count. He is expected to be shifted to Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI) today amid reports of his deteriorating health.