Doctors say Nehal Hashmi not suffering from heart ailment


ISLAMABAD: A two-member medical team from the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on Saturday found no evidence of any heart problem in imprisoned former Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senator Nehal Hashmi.

Hashmi, a veteran PML-N politician, was on Thursday sentenced to a month in prison and barred from holding public office for next five years by the Supreme Court as punishment for a contemptuous speech he made. He was formally denotified from his Senate seat on Friday by the Election Commission of Pakistan.

As soon as he was sent to Adiala Jail, the lawmaker had complained of chest pains, after which some of his fellow party workers had pushed for his transfer to PIMS.

A medical team visited the jail on Saturday and, after a checkup, found that Hashmi only had cold, flu and seemed to be suffering from stress.

The doctors said they had found nothing out of the ordinary with Hashmi’s heart, also noting that his blood pressure was normal.


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