Nawaz high-risk patient, says medical report submitted in LHC

By: News Desk      Published: 11:53 AM, 15 Sep, 2020
Nawaz high-risk patient, says medical report submitted in LHC
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The latest medical report of three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif was submitted in the Lahore High Court (LHC) at a time when he is getting ready to fight his case through the appeals filed against the earlier conviction while being recently declared a proclaimed offender in another reference.

According to 24NewsHD TV channel which reported the story on Tuesday morning, Amjad Pervaiz – the PML-N supremo’s counsel – filed the four-page report in which the doctors have described him as a high-risk category patient.

Nawaz has also been advised him to stay in London for treatment while stating that the treatment for platelets in his body would be started after the heart arteries are opened through a procedure. 

It is further mentioned in the report that Nawaz should continue ensuring routine walk as well as medical therapy.

The report also says that Nawaz’s condition worsened in jail where had faced solitary imprisonment and his treatment is hindered by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Nawaz’s counsel filed this medical report at a time when the government is accusing him of manipulation and claiming that he is fully fit and must return back to the country.

That’s why the Punjab government had earlier refused to extend the bail granted on medical grounds which would have enabled him to continue with his treatment in London. 

A two-member bench of Islamabad High Court (IHC) – which is hearing the appeals filed against his conviction in Al Azizia and Avenfield references – is set to decide after hearing the arguments on Tuesday whether the former prime minister can manage the process through his counsel.

The same bench had earlier ordered him to surrender before the appeals could be heard, saying it was a pre-requisite for the legal process.

However, Nawaz through his counsel Khawaja Haris filed a plea last week to review the orders after which the court had scheduled the hearing for Tuesday after initial arguments. It had further observed that the decision would be issued on the same day.