The Punjab government has given up to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif until tomorrow to submit new medical reports, adding that in case of not doing so, they would decide on their request, seeking an extension of their stay abroad, based on the data existing. records, emerged Thursday.
A letter written by the province’s department of origin, dated January 28, stated: “Therefore, you are required to provide the necessary reports within the next three days, otherwise, the competent authority will decide the subject of your request based on the available facts brought in the record. ”
The supreme PML-N is currently in London to receive medical treatment.
On December 23, 2019, he had requested an extension of his stay abroad at the expiration of the four-week period granted by the Lahore High Court. Following his request, the Punjab government formed a four-member committee to decide on the issue and sought new medical reports to make an “informed decision.”
Earlier this month, an image of Nawaz in a London restaurant, along with some members of his family, appeared on social media asking questions about the former prime minister’s health status. After this, on January 15, the Punjab government rejected Nawaz’s medical reports that had been submitted on December 23.
The last letter from the Punjab government was written regarding Nawaz’s request under Section 401 (2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), 1898.
According to the department of origin, Nawaz’s medical reports, presented by his lawyer Khawaja Haris, were sent to the medical board, which concluded that “they were not enough to form a conclusive opinion.”
After this, Haris was asked to submit the latest medical records in a letter dated January 6.
“In response to this, your lawyer asked this department to approach you or your personal physician directly. Therefore, your doctor was asked by email to provide the necessary medical reports as desired by the special medical report. “said the letter.
He added that Nawaz, Haris and the Deputy Attorney General of the Deputy Secretary General of PML-N, Attaullah Tarar, were asked once again on January 13 to provide the last medical record, which the latter presented.
The department of origin shared the conclusions of the medical board regarding the records that, they said, only summarized their cardiac imaging, echocardiography, holter monitoring and cardiac PET.
According to the Punjab government, Nawaz’s hematological and biochemical reports, especially platelet count, were not provided.
“The board would like to know, your [Complete Blood Count] CBC, renal functions, bone marrow studies (if performed), full-body PET examination, as well as the hematologist treatment plan to stabilize it for the necessary interventions. ”
On January 18, an additional letter was written requesting medical reports, in response to which, Tarar had written a letter that said the reports would be shared “in due course and when provided by the consulting medical professional.”
“However, the response from you or any of your representatives is still awaited even after eight days have elapsed,” the letter said, asking Nawaz to submit the medical reports within three days.
Speaking to Twitter, Dr. Khan said Wednesday: “Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had evaluations and investigations prior to admission. Hospitalization is planned and completed next week at a heart center of an NHS Trust hospital.”
“He will undergo cardiac catheterization / coronary intervention to treat complex coronary artery disease,” he added.
Nawaz Health Questions
Amid disputes between the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and PML-N, on November 19, 2019, Nawaz arrived in London to receive medical treatment.
Earlier this month, federal science minister Fawad Chaudhry uploaded a leaked photo of the former prime minister in a restaurant on Twitter. In making a satirical comment, Chaudhry said: “In the intensive care unit in London, the treatment against looting is underway and all patients present (there) feel better.”
According to reports, the image was also discussed at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad.
Speaking to reporters in London, Hussain Nawaz, commenting on criticism directed against his father, said that Nawaz had been confined to his home and hospital visits, but that during the Christmas holidays his visits to the hospital were not possible .
“The report presented at LHC says that doctors have advised him to walk twice a day. But despite this advice, Mian Sahib could not walk since he was experiencing difficulty breathing and palpitations.”
“Yesterday (Sunday) around 4:30 pm, the family told him that he should leave the house and, after a great persuasion, he agreed. We took him for a walk and breathe fresh air. It is unfortunate that he He has taken a political turn. This is part of his treatment. That is why the Pakistani courts have allowed him to travel abroad for treatment, “he said.
Meanwhile, Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmeen Rashid said on January 14 that the reports submitted by the supreme PML-N team were insufficient.