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Medical board says can’t form opinion on ‘incomplete’ reports of Nawaz

LAHORE: The medical board formed by the Punjab government on Friday rejected the medical reports of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, saying they were incomplete.

The medical board headed by Professor Dr Mahmood Ayaz stated that the documents submitted by Nawaz Sharif’s personal physician Dr Adnan Khan did not include his blood reports, his current platelets count and an update on his genetic test.

Sources said that the medical board asked the government for fresh and complete medical reports regarding the health of the former premier, saying it could not comment on the incomplete reports of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo.

On Wednesday, Amjad Pervaiz, counsel of the former prime minister, submitted the medical reports of his client in the Lahore High Court (LHC).

According to the reports, the former prime minister is suffering from intracranial stenosis, a disease regarding the narrowing of the arteries inside the brain.

The report further stated that after Sharif’s various scans, the doctors have recommended him for heart treatment and his condition is still critical.

Sources said that the PML-N supremo’s health report is certified by the Pakistani High Commission in the UK.

The report stated that Sharif should stay in Britain until his treatment.

On Tuesday, the Punjab government raised several objections to a medical report attached with an appeal of former premier Nawaz Sharif to extend his bail period in the light of the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) decision. The appeal was filed with the Home Department Punjab on Dec. 24.

Thereby, the government has opposed stay of Sharif in London for medical treatment, and the home department has ordered the former premier to send his latest medical report. A medical board formed to consider the matter will then review the report and the decision to extend Sharif’s bail will be taken in accordance.

On Dec. 30, a PET scan of Sharif was performed at a private clinic in London while he was accompanied by his personal physician Dr Adnan, son Hussain Nawaz, worker Nasir Butt and other officials.

The court had directed Sharif to apply to the Punjab government for further relief under Section 401(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrCP), 1898.

It was declared by the IHC that unless the provincial government decides the matter while taking up the application, and Sharif’s bail would remain intact until it is decided otherwise by the provincial authorities. According to the order of the court, Sharif may apply for the extension of bail to the Punjab government.