Islamabad: The incarcerated former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was shifted back to Kot Lakhpat jail on Thursday from Services Hospital in Lahore.
The Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) supremo had refused to be shifted to Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) and insisted to be taken back to jail. “I had already been shifted to PIC before being taken to Services Hospital,” Nawaz Sharif said.
Earlier in the day, Mr Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz and mother also met him at the hospital. Maryam Nawaz said her father’s health was better but she is still worried. Nawaz Sharif’s mother, Shamim Begum, prayed for both Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif.
The former premier was shifted to Services Hospital on February 3 and underwent various medical tests to ascertain severity of different diseases he is suffering from. The official said the tests had detected a stone in Sharif’s left kidney.
On February 6, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) adjourned hearing of a bail petition filed by Sharif in the Al-Azizia reference case on the basis of medical grounds till February 12. Medical reports of former premier were presented in the court and IHC directed National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to submit its reply regarding the case.