Shahbaz sent back to jail after hospital visit

Staff Reporter

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shahbaz Sharif was sent back to Kot Lakhpat jail on Thursday after a medical checkup at INMOL Cancer Hospital after he felt unwell.

Strict security arrangements were made and a heavy contingent of police has been deployed in and around the hospital. Shehbaz’s personal physicians were also present in the hospital

It was reported that the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly would undergo positron emission tomography (PET) scan and other medical tests. After receiving the reports of medical tests Shahbaz was discharged.

A special medical board headed by the executive director of the Punjab Institute of Neurosciences is currently conducting his treatment. The board comprising six doctors was constituted in the direction of the accountability court.

Punjab Institute Of Neurosciences (PINS) Prof Khalid Mahmood is heading the board also comprising Prof Saeed Ahmed, Prof Saima Ameer, Prof Rana Adil, Prof Khadija, and Dr. Abbas Khokhar as its members.

The board will examine Shehbaz’s health and submit a report in this regard to the health department. It can also get Shehbaz’s personal physicians’ opinion about his health on his request.

Earlier, the accountability court in Lahore issued a written order regarding the formation of a medical board to examine Shehbaz Sharif. It directed the government to include Sharif’s personal physicians including Arif Khan, Professor Aqeel Bari, and Professor Tahir on the medical board.

Judge Jawadul Hassan noted in the order that the accused is a patient of brain tumor and cancer and his legal right to get his medical reports could not be neglected.

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