Health concerns have prompted the authorities at Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail to shift Captain (r) Safdar to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on Thursday evening.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Safdar, who is serving a one-year sentence after conviction in Avenfield corruption reference, was suffering from stomach-related problems, media reports said.
According to details, reports stated that Capt Safdar felt pain in his stomach all of a sudden on the day when the visitors came to see them in the jail. A team of doctors was called from PIMS to check him up in the jail for almost one hour after he vomited and felt nauseated. The doctors then advised the jail administration to shift him to the hospital.
On the advice of doctors, Capt Safdar was shifted to PIMS in an armed personnel vehicle amid tight security.
On July 29, three-time ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were jailed over graft charges. Nawaz was also shifted to PIMS after developing serious cardiac complications.
The disqualified prime minister and his daughter Maryam were arrested on July 13, minutes after they returned to the country seeking to revitalise their flagging party ahead of a July 25 national election.