–Media report claims former PM is at risk of heart attack due to insufficient blood supply to organ
–Punjab law minister says former PM’s request is under ‘active consideration’
–Nawaz’s test results scheduled to be received after Christmas holiday, says brother
LAHORE: Amid reports that the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was at risk of a heart attack, the Punjab government has been requested to extend the bail period of the ex-premier in the light of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) verdict in the case.
In its verdict, the IHC had directed the ailing former prime minister to seek Punjab government’s permission for further relief, if required, under Section 401(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrCP). In its verdict, the IHC declared that until the provincial government decides the matter, the bail would remain in effect, adding that the court order will cease to exist if the government decides against extending the bail period.
Meanwhile, Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat said that the bail request of ex-PM Nawaz was under consideration while refuting reports about the formation of a committee on the issue.
Raja Basharat said that his “bail petition was under consideration”, adding that Nawaz Sharif also attached his medical reports with his petition. He said that the medical reports were “authorised by institutions of Pakistan and abroad”.
NAWAZ AT RISK OF HEART ATTACK:
Separately, a local media outlet claimed in a report that the former prime minister was at risk of a heart attack due to insufficient blood supply to the heart. This was also the reason that he was suffering from angina.
Nawaz visited Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital on Monday for Cardiac PET scan where he was seen by a team of specialist doctors, the report claimed.
Meanwhile, PML-N President and Nawaz’s brother Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday said that Nawaz’s test results are scheduled to be received after the Christmas holiday but added that it was clear from the scans that the former premier is at risk of heart attack and his ongoing angina is a serious concern.
Nawaz arrived in London on Nov 20 for his medical treatment via an air ambulance. His arrival came a day after the interior ministry issued a notification allowing him to travel abroad for medical treatment. According to the ministry, the decision was an “interim arrangement” in light of the Lahore High Court order, directing the government to let the former premier travel abroad for treatment.