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Captain Safdar shifted to hospital for cardiac issues

RAWALPINDI: Convicted in Avenfield case, Captain (retd) Safdar has been shifted to the Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology from Adiala prison, as his health deteriorated on Tuesday morning, ARY News reported. 

According to sources, he is being shifted to the hospital owing to cardiac problem.

Former premeir Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law is undergoing electrocardiography (ECG) and his other medical tests are also being conducted at the hospital, as per the sources.

On late Monday night, Safdar’s health condition deteriorated and he was temporarily treated inside the jail.

It is the second time that Safdar has fallen sick inside the jail and shifted to a hospital for medical treatment.

An accountability court in a verdict on July 6, awarded the PML-N supreme leader 10 years in prison, while his daughter Maryam and her spouse Capt Safdar were handed seven years’ and one year’s prison term, respectively.

Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir also ordered forfeiture of their properties in the Avenfield Apartments and Park Lane of London. He imposed a fine of £8 million (approximately Rs1,292m) on the former premier and £2 million (approximately Rs323m) on his daughter.

Besides, three convicts were awarded an additional one-year imprisonment, which will run concurrently for not cooperating with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

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