Maryam Nawaz Sharif, daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Maryam Nawaz Sharif, daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Maryam Nawaz requests jail authorities to provide medical facilities to ailing father

ANI | Updated: Mar 08, 2019 20:03 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar 8 (ANI): Maryam Nawaz Sharif, daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on Friday requested the authorities of Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore to provide resuscitation facilities and a life-saving unit for her ailing father. 
"Just met MNS. Since he hasn’t agreed to be shifted to the hospital & his heart disease has worsened (according to cardiologists sent by the govt to examine him y’day), I request the Jail authorities to establish an immediate resuscitation and life saving unit on Jail premises." she tweeted.
"Being a 3 times Prime Minister & leader of the biggest political party & of millions of people, this is the least he deserves," Maryam added.
The family members of Sharif, 69, including his daughter Maryam and his brother Shehbaz Sharif, earlier this week, had complained that the former Prime Minister is only being taken from one hospital to another without proper treatment.
"The government has not yet provided any treatment facility, [I am] only being troubled," he said. "I will prefer to die honourably, but humiliation is unacceptable. The insulting behaviour of the government is not acceptable," Geo news had quoted the former Prime Minister as saying.
On Wednesday, Shehbaz confirmed that his elder brother's condition was unsatisfactory.
"Nawaz is suffering from pains in his arm repeatedly, which is an alarming symptom," Shehbaz told reporters.
Sharif was shifted to Jinnah Hospital on February 15 after he complained of fever, stomach ache, and headache. However, he was later moved to the jail after Islamabad High Court last week rejected his petition seeking bail on medical grounds.
Sharif, who is serving a seven-year jail sentence, was shifted to Kot Lakhpat jail in December 2018 following his conviction in the Al-Aziziya Steel Mills corruption reference in line with the Supreme Court’s July 2017 verdict. (ANI)