Islamabad, July 23: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is lodged in Adalia jail in Rawalpindi, is likely to suffer kidney failure, said a medical team, urging for his immediate transfer to a hospital. The medical team informed jail authorities that Nawaz Sharif is suffering from dehydration and excessive sweating, and is 'on the verge of a kidney failure'.
The medical team, led by retired General Azhar Kiani, conducted a check-up of Nawaz Sharif on Sunday and observed his heartbeat was irregular due to dehydration and the presence of urea in blood might affect his kidneys, reported Dawn.
The recommendation had been sent to the Punjab health secretary and the caretaker government. According to a report by The Express Tribune, the hospital in jail does not have a facility where Sharif could be given intravenous fluid. It is necessary to take him to the hospital, and failing to do so could create a situation of emergency at night.
An official said a separate medical team from the district headquarters hospital conducted a medical check-up of Sharif's jailed son-in-law, retired Captain Muhammad Safdar, as he was suffering from ear and throat infections. On July 13, Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were taken to Adiala jail after they arrived in Karachi from London.
On July 6, Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were convicted in the Avenfield reference case by the Accountability Court. While Sharif was given ten years of jail and fined eight million pounds, Maryam was sentenced to eight years in jail and fined two million pounds.