ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was shifted to PIMS hospital for a checkup on Saturday after his health deteriorated.
PIMS spokesperson Dr Wasim said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader underwent checkup for hernia, heart, lungs and kidney stones.
The PIMS spokesman informed that his ECG was conducted as well during the checkup and later he was shifted to back to the jail.
A medical board on Monday suggested shifting the former prime minister, who is currently incarcerated in the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) scandal, from Adiala jail to a hospital after his health deteriorated.
During Abbasi’s appearance before the accountability court on Monday, the political leader’s counsel submitted a plea praying upon the court to broadcast the LNG scandal trial on television.
The former premier also moved a petition in the accountability court seeking permission to be treated at Al-Shifa Hospital at his expense.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had arrested the senior PML-N leader on July 18 in the LNG case. A reference against Abbasi is yet to be filed, while his remand has been extended several times.