Pakistan former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s health condition was dangerous, prompting it to adjourn a hearing of a petition seeking suspension in a corruption case and bail on medical grounds, a doctor confirmed.
Earlier on Thursday, the petition was filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and the former premier’s brother Shehbaz Sharif, The Express Tribune reported.
A two-member bench consisting Justices Amir Farooq and Mohsin Akhtar Kayani heard the petition and enquired about the former prime minister’s health, to which Services Hospital Medical Superintendent (MS) Saleem Cheema – a member of the medical boards – responded that Nawaz Sharif’s condition was dangerous.
The doctors also noted the several tests needed to be conducted but have been put on hold until the PML-N supremo feels better.
“If immediate treatment is not done, his life is in danger,” he added.
Nawaz Sharif, who had been shifted from the Kot Lakhpat Jail where he is serving seven-year imprisonment in the Al-Azizia corruption case to the NAB’s Lahore building following his arrest in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case, hospitalised on Monday night after a decline in his platelet count.
Earlier on Thursday, PM Imran Khan issued directives to allow PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz to stay with her ailing father, former premier Nawaz Sharif in the same hospital in Lahore, according to Punjab province Governor Chaudhary Muhammad Sarwar.
On Wednesday, however, his condition deteriorated on Wednesday evening after his platelets count again fell sharply to a life-threatening level of 7,000.
In August, two government hospitals had denied a specialised cardiac ambulance facility for emergency medical cover to Nawaz Sharif in the Central Jail.