RAWALPINDI – Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been shifted to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in Islamabad after his health deteriorated at Rawalpindi’s Adiala prison.

PIMS officials confirmed that jail authorities asked them to make necessary arrangements to shift Sharif to the facility. Consultants of various departments have been visiting the prison and examining the former premier on a daily basis.

Officials said they had been asking him to move to the hospital, but he had been refusing to do so. A senior official said he is a heart patient and is now suffering from cardiac ischemia.

Doctors recommended moving Sharif to a hospital after his ECG showed irregular heart activity and the tests revealed blood clots. He is also experiencing pain in both arms.

It is to be mentioned here that PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif wrote a letter to caretaker Punjab government seeking better facilities for them at Adiala Jail.

Shehbaz had asked the authorities to ensure continuous provision of medicines and medical examination to Nawaz Sharif from his personal doctor.

Nawaz Sharif was arrested along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz upon arrival and the Allama Iqbal International Airport from London on July 13 and was shifted to Adiala Jail where he is serving the sentence awarded to him in the Avenfield reference case by the accountability court.