Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is reportedly ‘on the verge of kidney failure’ and a medical board has recommended his immediate transfer from Adiala jail to a hospital.
Urea nitrogen in Sharif’s blood had risen to a dangerous level, and he is suffering from excessive sweating and dehydration due to humidity in the prison. His heart beat is also irregular, media reported.
Jail authorities have requested the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) to form a medical board in this regard. The interior secretary has reportedly given the green light to form the board.
The board, consisting of heart, kidney and diabetes specialists, is set to examine Nawaz on Monday morning and based on their recommendations, the former PM may be shifted to a medical care unit.
The Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology and Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology are among the hospitals, which have been recommended thus far.
On Saturday, Nawaz’s incarcerated son-in-law Capt Safdar reportedly fell ill and paramedical staff was called to assess his condition.
He fell ill during a meeting with his legal team.
According to prison officials, doctors from the District Headquarters Hospital Rawalpindi were called to check on Safdar. He will not be shifted to a hospital unless doctors advise further medical attention.
That the Maryam Nawaz was being shifted from Adiala jail to Sihala rest house amid ‘security concerns’. Maryam had complained about prison conditions and was not eating the cooked meals being given to her.
The former prime minister, who had arrived in Pakistan from London last week, is currently serving his sentence in Adiala Jail, while his daughter and son-in-law are also inmates of the same prison. Nawaz was awarded 10, Maryam seven and her husband Safdar one year jail terms in Avenfield reference by the accountability court earlier this month.