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Thursday Mar 28 2019

Nawaz reaches Sharif Medical City Hospital for medical examination

Nawaz reached Sharif Medical City Hospital for medical examination on Thursday. Photo: Geo News 

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif arrived at Sharif Medical City Hospital on Thursday for a medical examination.

Nawaz, who was released from Kot Lakhpat Jail on Tuesday after the Supreme Court granted him bail for six weeks to obtain medical treatment in the country, will undergo a physical examination at the hospital, his personal physician Dr Mohammad Adnan Khan informed.

Doctors will decide whether to conduct any further medical tests in light of the results of the medical examination, Dr Adnan said. 

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on Tuesday approved the former premier's bail for six weeks on medical grounds. The court ruled that Nawaz will not be allowed to leave the country for treatment, and directed him to submit two bail bonds amounting to Rs10 million.

The PML-N supremo reached his home in Jati Umra late Tuesday night to a warm welcome by his family members, including his mother, daughter Maryam, and brother Shehbaz Sharif.

Maryam has repeatedly said that her father's kidney function has deteriorated and his kidney disease is at stage three.

Nawaz, thrice the prime minister of Pakistan, had been in jail since December 2018 following his conviction in Al-Azizia corruption reference in line with the Supreme Court’s July 2017 verdict.