Wednesday Oct 23, 2019
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has sought details of former premier Nawaz Sharif's health from the Punjab provincial government, ordering authorities to provide best possible facilities to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader.
The prime minister's orders were revealed in a tweet on Wednesday by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan.
PM Imran telephoned Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar on Wednesday, directing him to ensure that the former prime minister is provided adequate medical treatment.
CM Punjab Buzdar apprised the prime minister about the ongoing treatment of Nawaz Sharif and the steps taken by the health department.
PM Imran also directed the CM Punjab to remain in contact with the personal physician of the former prime minister.
The health of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif started improving after initial medical treatment at the Services Hospital.
The Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) leader was admitted to the hospital on Monday night after his platelet count dropped to a precariously low level, requiring an emergency response.
Nawaz was rushed to Services Hospital from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore detention centre Monday night after his health condition suddenly deteriorated. Earlier, he was shifted from Central Jail Kot Lakhpat to NAB Lahore building at Thokar Niaz Beg after the Bureau got his 14-day physical remand on October 11 in connection with the Chaudhry Sugar Mills corruption case investigation.