Supreme Court (SC) Justice Asif Saeed Khosa suffered a heart attack and was admitted to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) for treatment on Tuesday.
Justice Khosa was a part of the five-member SC bench that disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif last month. The judge had observed that the prime minister had deliberately suppressed relevant facts, or he had conveniently allowed himself to go along with a false story advanced by his children.
According to reports, the judge was admitted to PIC after he experienced chest pain. The doctors there confirmed to a private TV channel that the judge had suffered a heart attack and would undergo angioplasty.
According to details provided by doctors, two valves of the judge’s heart were blocked which caused the heart attack.
Later, hospital sources suggested that a team headed by Prof Dr Nadeem Hayat Malik and Prof Dr Shahid Ameen carried out the medical process, and now Justice Khosa’s condition was improving.
Meanwhile, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar visited the PIC to inquire after the senior judge. He remained there for some time, and doctors briefed him about the treatment being provided to Justice Khosa.
Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan also accompanied the CJP.