Nawaz’s cardiologists not being granted access to him in jail: Maryam

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ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on Friday stated that her father is suffering from a pain in his arm, “which is most likely to be angina”, while serving a seven-year sentence for corruption in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail.
Taking to Twitter, Maryam complained that Sharif’s cardiologists “have been trying to get access to him all day but the permission has not been granted”.
“He needs to be examined by the doctors who are privy to his complicated medical history,” she wrote.
Sharif had undergone an open-heart surgery about three years ago in London.
Maryam, who had visited her father in the jail on Thursday, also retweeted a post by a PML-N worker, who claimed that although Sharif had been complaining about the pain in his arm since the morning, his personal doctor had not been allowed to examine him.
“Dr Adnan Sharif’s personal doctor has urged the Medical officer that Mian sb is a heart patient and pain in arm is a very dangerous symptom, but he has been asked to visit on Monday,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, senior PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal in a tweet alleged that the government was “deliberately” depriving Nawaz and his brother Shahbaz of medical facilities.
“If something happens to the health of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, we will have a case registered against Prime Minister Imran Khan, the chief minister, interior secretary and the jail superintendent,” the former federal minister cautioned.
Sharif had requested a meeting with his physician after complaining of flu and fever earlier this week. He had also complained about “poor” facilities in the jail. “However, I am in good health,” he was quo­ted as having said by a PML-N leader who met him on Thursday.
The PML-N quaid was taken to Adiala jail after he was sentenced to seven years in prison in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case on December 24 by an accountability court in Islamabad. He was later shifted to Kot Lakhpat jail on his own request.
The former premier was fined Rs1.5 billion and $25 million. The court also barred him from holding a public office for 10 years after completion of the sentence.

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