Tuesday Mar 05, 2019
LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz said on Tuesday that her father Nawaz Sharif's condition was life-threatening and that he has had four angina attacks in the last week.
Taking to Twitter after her visit to Kot Lakhpat Jail, the former first daughter posted, “MNS’s doctor & I met him at Kotlakhpat jail today. During the meeting he had an episode of angina & asked for his nitrate spray. It was then that he divulged that he has had similar attacks 4 times in last week. He reiterated that he will neither report nor complain”
Maryam continued, “There is no treatment offered to him even when he is taken to & kept in the hospital for days. He says he doesn’t want to be in the hospital as an excuse or escape or just for the sake of it.”
She once again called out the government for their treatment of a three-time elected prime minister.
“MNS has been a 3 times Prime Minister & the insensitivity & callousness regarding his health on part of the govt is shocking to say the least. My family & I are extremely concerned given the grave risk to his health. His condition is in every way life-threatening,” she added.
The PML-N leader added, "It’s a medical fact that every episode of angina worsens the heart disease further & can irreversibly damage the heart. Who will I blame or who will be responsible if anything happens to him God forbid? The callousness, I repeat, is shocking."
Nawaz has been imprisoned at Kot Lakhpat jail since December 2018 following his conviction in a corruption reference in line with the Supreme Court’s July 2017 verdict.