Nawaz Sharif’s kidney on ‘verge of collapse’: Medical Team


Islamabad, July 23:  Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif , who is in jail, is reportedly on the verge of kidney failure and a medical board has recommended his immediate transfer from Adiala jail to a hospital.

The medical team, led by retired General Azhar Kiani, visited Adiala jail in Rawalpindi on Sunday and  said that Sharif “needed to be hospitalised for immediate treatment as he was suffering from heart and kidney ailments.”

The heartbeat of the former Prime Minister was irregular due to dehydration and the presence of urea in blood might affect his kidneys, the medical team has said.

The medical team’s recommendation had been sent to the Punjab health secretary and the caretaker government.

“The government will take a decision on it,” he said, adding that the team had been called after the former prime minister complained that he was not feeling well.

A medical check-up of Sharif’s jailed son-in-law, retired Captain Muhammad Safdar was also conducted and the team said  he was suffering from ear and throat infections.

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