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Sharif not completely well, says special medical board

Sharif not completely well, says special medical board
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Lahore,  (PTI) A special medical board that examined Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Kot Lakhpat jail here has said that “he is not completely well” and more tests are required before suggesting treatment for him.

The medical board comprising Shahid Hameed, Sajjad Ahmed and Hamid Khalil of the Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore, had thoroughly examined Sharif and had his necessary tests done on Wednesday at the jail, where he is serving a seven years jail sentence in a corruption case.

Sharif, 69, has been serving a seven-year jail term in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills graft case.

A medical report released on Friday said that Sharif had “vague symptoms” of pain in both of his arms.

“Vague symptoms of pain in Sharif’s both arms particularly at night and numbness of toes. He is on dual antiplatelets, beta blocker, amlodipine, ARB’S and stains with anti-diabetics treatment,” the medical report said.

Earlier, the ex-premier’s daughter Maryam Nawaz had claimed that Sharif’s health has deteriorated and alleged that authorities were not letting his cardiologists examine him in the jail.

A jail spokesman, however, said jail doctors examined Sharif thoroughly and his health is fine. “Nawaz Sharif is in good health,” he said.


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