Former Pak PM's health condition critical

A team of doctors have tried to figure out the cause of a sudden drop in the platelet count of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who had been admitted to the Services Hospital here last week, amid speculation that he might have to be taken to some other health facility in the country or abroad.

Sharif has been under treatment at the Services Hospital since October 21. His platelet count hovered around 28,000 - some 122,000 less than the minimum normal level - on Monday, Dawn news reported.

"Despite doctors' best efforts, it has not yet been diagnosed why Nawaz Sharif's platelets drastically drop to dangerous level," his personal physician Adnan Khan tweeted.