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Mamnoon seeks complete medical treatment for Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday expressed concern over reports about the condition of former premier Nawaz Sharif in Adiala jail and issued directives for provision of all treatment facilities to him.

The president telephoned caretaker Prime Minister retired Justice Nasirul Mulk and directed him to ensure that the three-time premier is provided complete treatment inside the prison.

A medical board arrived at Adiala jail today to examine the former prime minister who is serving sentence awarded to him in the Avenfield properties case. It also brought a mobile-laboratory for his check-up.

Dr Aijaz Qadeer headed the medical board which also comprised of Dr Naeem Malik, Dr Shajee Siddiqui, Dr Sohail Tanvir and Dr Mashood. It included a cardiologist, gastroenterologist and other medical specialists.

The former premier was moved from his cell to the medical facility at the prison for the check-up.

The board was assembled on the directives of the Ministry of Interior after the ex-PM complained of kidney-related pain and high-blood pressure, according to the jail authorities.

It recommended various clinical tests of Nawaz to determine whether he needed to be shifted to a hospital or not.

It merits mention here that PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif had earlier written a letter to caretaker Prime Minister retired Justice Nasirul Mulk, complaining that there was no air conditioner in his elder brother’s cell nor were there proper medical facilities.

He said his brother has a history of diabetes and heart ailment and therefore needed timely medical attention and medicines.

He demanded that the ex-PM’s doctor should be permitted to visit him twice a day to examine his health.

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