PKONWEB Report (Islamabad) — Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the Punjab government to provide the “best medical treatment” to incarcerated former premier Nawaz Sharif.
Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry said in a tweet on Thursday that PM Imran has directed the provincial government to provide the best medical treatment to Nawaz at the hospital and doctor of his own choice.
The prime minister also ordered the government to implement all the recommendations of the medical board formed to examine the health of PML-N top leader, Fawad cited PM Imran as saying in the tweet.
The directives come just a day after Nawaz refused the medical treatment citing the PTI’s government disdainful attempt of making his health a “political matter”.
On Thursday, Dr. Shahbaz Gill, Mr. Mujibur Rehman Shami and 2 Professors of Cardiology (PIC & KE) met the former premier in Kotlakhpat Jail. According to a source, the cardiologists were of the opinion that Mr. Sharif’s disease has worsened and he requires hospitalization for cardiac cath and possible intervention.
“Thallium scan of Nawaz Sharif indicates that former prime minister is prone to a fatal heart attack if treatment is not done immediately, according to a top cardiologist,” The News reported.
The Sharif family had failed to convince the disqualified prime minister to shift to a hospital from the Kot Lakhpat Jail for cardiac treatment amid speculation that his medical condition is “life-threatening”.
He wishes to be treated abroad by his personal doctors in UK, the source said.
An accountability court sentenced Sharif to seven years imprisonment in Al-Azizia reference in December last year.
Nawaz, during a meeting with his younger brother Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday, said that he would prefer an “honorable death” instead of allowing the government to exploit his medical condition for “petty gain”.
Meanwhile, the PTI-led Govt. has propose Senate body to review health issues of Nawaz Sharif, APP news agency reported today.