Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on Friday stated that her father is suffering from a pain in his arm, “which is most likely to be angina”, while serving a seven-year sentence for corruption in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail.
Taking to Twitter, Maryam complained that Sharif’s cardiologists “have been trying to get access to him all day but [the] permission [has] not [been] granted”.
“He needs to be examined by the doctors who are privy to his complicated medical history,” she wrote.
Sharif had undergone an open-heart surgery about three years ago in London.
Maryam, who had visited her father in the jail on Thursday, also retweeted a post by a PML-N worker, who claimed that although Sharif had been complaining about the pain in his arm since the morning, his personal doctor had not been allowed to examine him.
“Dr Adnan [Sharif’s personal doctor] has urged [the] Medical officer that Mian sb is [a] heart patient and pain in arm is [a] very dangerous symptom, but he has been asked to visit on Monday,” he tweeted.
However, jail security officials said that the prison’s medical officer, Dr Afsar Khan, conducted Sharif’s medical check-up at around 4:30pm today. They quoted the doctor as saying that the former prime minister’s condition was fine and there was no active complaint by him. His blood pressure, pulse and blood sugar levels were all normal.
Meanwhile, senior PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal in a tweet alleged that the government was “deliberately” depriving Nawaz and his brother Shahbaz of medical facilities.