ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, whose party has emerged as the largest in the July 25 general elections, prayed for Nawaz Sharif’s recovery and directed party workers to stay away from the hospital where he is being treated and not to hold any demonstration against the ousted premier, the PTI said in a tweet.
چیئرمین تحریک انصاف نے کسی قسم کے مظاہرے یا نعرہ بازی سے باز رہنے کی ہدایت کی ہے،
چیئرمین نے نواز شریف کی صحتیابی کیلئے دعا کی ہدایت بھی کی ہے، سینیٹر فیصل جاوید @FaisalJavedKhan #PTI
— PTI (@PTIofficial) July 29, 2018
Sharif was shifted from jail in Rawalpindi to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in the capital Islamabad, on Sunday, after his health deteriorated. He is suffering from heart problems.
Sharif’s party said that its leader refused earlier to go to the hospital. “After initially refusing to be shifted to PIMS, PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif agreed to be treated outside prison after consulting with his personal doctor,” Nawaz Sharif’s party Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) said in a tweet.
On Sunday at midnight, the Islamabad chief commissioner declared the medical ward where former Prime Minister Sharif was hospitalized as a sub-jail.
After initially refusing to be shifted to PIMS, PMLN Quaid Nawaz Sharif agrees to be treated outside prison after consulting with his personal doctor.
— PML(N) (@pmln_org) July 29, 2018
Sharif, 68, is serving a 10-year jail term after the national accountability bureau ruled that Sharif and his family laundered money to pay for four luxury apartments in London.
He was put in the Adiala Jail Rawalpindi after July 13, and then shifted to the hospital.
Maryam Nawaz, Sharif’s daughter, and son-in-law Captain (retired) Muhammad Safdar are also serving seven-year and one-year jail terms respectively in the same case.
Pakistan authorities have made extra security arrangements around the medical ward where three-time Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif is being treated.