Five medical boards have examined former PM Nawaz Sharif. They all said that he should be treated in a hospital, his lawyer Khawaja Haris told the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
A three-member bench of the top court was hearing Nawaz Sharif’s petition challenging the Islamabad High Court’s verdict on his bail petition. The IHC had rejected his bail on February 25. He was seeking bail in the Al-Azizia reference on medical grounds. The three-time PM was sentenced to seven years in prison on December 24, 2018.
Khawaja Haris submitted all of Nawaz Sharif’s medical reports in court.
Five different medical boards were made for Nawaz Sharif. The first board comprising PIC doctors was made on January 17. The second comprised doctors from Jinnah hospital. The report of the third medical board, which constited of cardiologists, came on January 30. The fourth report from Services Hospital came on February 5 and the fifth one was again made by the doctors of the Jinnah hospital. The seven-member board submitted its report on February 18.
Haris said that Nawaz Sharif suffers from chest pain, cardiac problems and hypertension. A stent was inserted in his heart in 2003, and then again in 2008 and 2011. His balloon angioplasty was held in 2007. The PML-N Quaid has undergone two open-heart surgeries so far, he remarked.
Nawaz Sharif complained of pain in the arm and chest on January 15, Haris said.
The chief justice then asked how was he feeling before that? The top judge said that everyone knew Nawaz Sharif was getting treated in London.
The first report said that Nawaz Sharif is 65 years old, the judge said. The second says that he is 69 years. “How did he age by four years in just a few days?”
We have to see if Nawaz Sharif’s health has improved or he is still feeling the same way, he remarked.
The court issued notices to NAB and adjourned the hearing till March 26.