Punjab govt forms medical board to examine Nawaz’s medical reports

The Punjab government on Friday formed a special medical board to examine the medical reports of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who had travelled to London in 2019 for medical treatment.

Taking to Twitter, Punjab government spokesperson Hasaan Khawar said: “The Punjab government has constituted a nine-member special medical board, comprising senior professors, to examine the medical reports of Nawaz Sharif and give its opinion regarding his fitness for travel back to the country.”

“The board will submit its report within five days,” he said, sharing a notification in this regard.

Earlier, Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Khalid Javed Khan had written a letter to the provincial government, asking it to form a medical board to examine the former premier’s medical reports.

The federal cabinet had instructed the AGP to initiate proceedings for “apparent violation of the undertakings” given before the Lahore High Court (LHC) to enable the PML-N supremo to travel abroad.

“In pursuance of the decision of the federal cabinet, taken in its meeting held on January 11, 2022, as communicated by the office of the Attorney General of Pakistan and conveyed vide Home Department’s letter dated January 12, 2022, the competent authority is pleased to constitute a Special Medical Board (SMB) comprising the following ‘to examine the documents submitted as medical reports’ and render ‘expert medical opinion regarding the physical condition of Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif and his ability to travel back to Pakistan’,” the notification read.

Dr Muhammad Arif Nadeem has been appointed as the convener of the board that comprises of Professor Ghias un Nabi Tayyab, Professor Dr Saqib Saeed, Professor Shahid Hameed, Professor Bilal.S. Mohydin, Professor Ambareen Hamid, Professor Shafiq ur Rehman, Professor Moona Aziz, and Professor Khadija Irfan Khawaja.

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