Medical board examines Shehbaz Sharif at Kot Lakhpat Jail

By Muhammad JuniadPublished On 22 Feb 2021
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LAHORE: An eight-member medical board has arrived in Kot Lakhpat Jail to examine the health condition of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) President and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif.

A medical board that also comprises two physicians of Ittefaq Hospital has reached Kot Lakhpat Jail to examine Shehbaz Sharif.

The medical board is being headed by Professor Khalid Mehmood, a professor of Punjab Institute of Neurosciences. The board will complete a medical examination of the opposition leaders and prepare its recommendations in light of the reports.

The medical tests related to stomach, CT, and MRI scans were earlier conducted.

On February 3, the Punjab health department had formed a medical board to examine incarcerated Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif.

The board comprising six government doctors had been constituted on the direction of the accountability court, later, the doctors of Ittefaq Hospital were also added to the team.

Punjab Institute Of Neurosciences (PINS) Prof Khalid Mahmood had been named convener of the board also comprising Prof Saeed Ahmed, Prof Saima Ameer, Prof Rana Adil, Prof Khadija, and Dr. Abbas Khokhar as its members.

On February 4, the opposition leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif had been shifted to a Lahore hospital amid tight security.

He was moved to INMOL Cancer Hospital after he felt unwell. The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz president, who is afflicted with blood cancer, underwent a PET scan at the hospital.

Earlier, the accountability court in Lahore had issued a written order regarding the formation of a medical board to examine Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif.

It directed the government to include Sharif’s personal physicians including Arif Khan, Professor Aqeel Bari, and Professor Tahir on the medical board.