Thursday Aug 29, 2019
ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari has been shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) from Adiala Jail for a medical checkup, jail authorities said on Thursday.
According to the jail officials, the cardiac centre at PIMS will be designated as a “sub jail” for the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader while he undergoes medical treatment there.
Zardari was examined by a medical panel, which said that he suffers from a back problem for which he will undergo physiotherapy.
PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari earlier this week met his father and paternal aunt, Faryal Talpur, at Adiala Jail, following which he claimed that the government was "attempting to kill" the former president by denying him medical facilities in prison.
Slamming Prime Minister Imran Khan by calling him “a fascist”, Bilawal had said that the current leadership was attacking its political opponents and vowed to expose and unmask the premier on every front.
He had also said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government was trying to “pressurise him and his party”.
Zardari was shifted to Adiala Jail earlier this month, after he was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau in June in connection with the long-running money laundering and fake accounts case.