Maryam seeks life saving unit as Nawaz Sharif refuses relocation to hospital

08:53 PM | 8 Mar, 2019
Maryam seeks life saving unit as Nawaz Sharif refuses relocation to hospital
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LAHORE - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz has requested the concerned authorities to set up a medical emergency unit at the Kot Lakhpat jail for ailing Nawaz Sharif.

Maryam took to Twitter on Friday and expressed that the heart disease of the former premier has worsened, for which resuscitation and life-saving unit should be established within the jail in Lahore.

Sharif's daughter also confirmed that the supreme leader of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz was not ready to be shifted to any hospital.

In another tweet, Maryam Nawaz said 'being a three-time prime minister and leader of the biggest political party and of millions of people, this is the least he deserves'.

The Sharif family has been trying to convince the former premier to shift to a hospital for his treatment, however, the politician has refused to budge citing the humiliation meted out to him by the government.

During a meeting with his younger brother Shehbaz Sharif, the former premier had clarified that he would prefer to die with dignity over humiliation.

Sharif's mother Shameem Akhter also visited Kot Lakhpat jail on Thursday to convince her ailing son, however, her efforts did not bear fruit.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the Punjab government to provide the best medical treatment to incarcerated Sharif.

Dr Shahbaz Gill, the spokesman for Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzar also met the former premier at the jail and offered that the government was ready to shift him to any hospital for treatment.

In a TV interview, Gill expressed that the government was ready to relocate the politician to any private hospital as well, provided there are no legal obstacles in this regard.

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The elder Sharif was sent to seven years behind bars in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference by the accountability court in Islamabad in December last year.

Nawaz Sharif was also convicted in the Avenfiled reference by the accountability court judge Muhammad Bashir, however, he was granted bail by the Islamabad High Court.

Sharif’s plea for bail on medical grounds in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference conviction was turned down by the Islamabad High Court last month following which he has moved the supreme court.

The three-time prime minister has been relocated between Kot Lakhpat Jail and hospital multiple times on the recommendation of the medical board.

He was moved back to the Kot Lakhpat jail from the Jinnah hospital a few weeks ago.