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Unwell Nawaz Sharif shifted to Pak medical institute

Hal0049357 Nawaz Sharif the Prime Minister of Pakistan...August 15, 2013; Islamabad, Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is interviewed by David Blair, chief foreign correspondent and David Munk foreign editor for the Daily Telegraph in his office at the Prime Ministers residence in Islamabad, Pakistan on Thursday August 15, 2013. Prime Minister Sharif is starting his third term as the elected Prime Minister of Pakistan. His last term as Prime Minister came to an abrupt end when General Pervez Musharraf led a military coup against him in 1999. ( Max Becherer/Polaris)

Srinagar, July 29: Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on Sunday shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) after his health deteriorated in Adiala jail in Rawalpindi, the media reported.

Doctors conducted a check-up of the former Prime Minister after he complained of chest pain and advised that he be shifted to a coronary care unit (CCU) immediately, Geo News quoted jail sourcres as saying.

Following this, the jail Superintendent contacted the caretaker government, which decided to shift Sharif to PIMS.


On July 24, a medical board formed to ascertain Sharif’s health said the three-time Prime Minister was in need of constant medical care and attention.

A five-member medical board formed by PIMS had conducted a medical check-up of Nawaz Shairf on Monday, where the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief is serving his sentence for corruption.

Nawaz Sharif, who flew from London to Lahore alongside his daughter Maryam Nawaz on July 13, was arrested on arrival at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, flown to Islamabad via a helicopter, and shifted to jail, where he is serving the sentence awarded to him in the Avenfield properties case along with his daughter and son-in-law Mohammad Safdar.