The health condition of Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently in a prison, is "very serious" after heart complications, his doctor said. Sharif's cardiologist Adnan Khan said the 69-year-old leader should be shifted to hospital without any delay. Sharif was rushed to a hospital from Kot Lakhpat jail on Tuesday after he complained of heart related complications. He was later discharged from hospital and taken back to jail following medical tests.
He is serving a seven-year imprisonment in a Lahore jail. Though doctors of the Punjab Institute of Cardiology Lahore, where his medical tests were conducted, said Sharif's condition was "not very serious", Adnan Khan termed his condition as "very serious” and said he should be shifted to hospital without any delay. While Punjab Institute doctors suggested "aggressive medication" and regular medical follow-ups to avoid cardiac complications, Khan said, "Nawaz Sharif's treatment at jail is not possible because of his heart complications. He should be shifted to hospital forthwith so that he is properly taken care of."
"Even a special medical board that earlier examined Mr Sharif had suggested shifting him to hospital for treatment but the government did not heed to the suggestion," he said. Sharif's daughter Maryam tweeted: "My only source of information on what is happening to my father is the media only." Sharif's brother Shahbaz Sharif asked the government to provide best healthcare facilities to the three-time prime minister.