Nawaz Sharif serious, son alleges poisoning in jail

Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS): Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif's condition continues to be serious and his son has alleged that his father is being poisoned in jail, Dawn newspaper reported.

Nawaz Sharif is currently lodged in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail on corruption charges.

According to the news report, Hussain Nawaz, son of Nawaz Sharif, has alleged that reduction in platelets of his father might be the result of some kind of "poisoning". Tweeting from London, he said: "Thrombocytopenia as manifestation of poisoning. If anything happens to Nawaz Sharif -- you know who are responsible for this."


According to the medical tests carried out on Tuesday, Nawaz Sharif's platelet count had "dropped from 16,000 to a critical level of 2,000" when he was brought to hospital late on Monday night, prompting the medical board members to go for "immediate transfusion of the platelets to save his life", said one of the board members, reported Dawn news.

On Tuesday, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Sharif's brother, Shahbaz Sharif met him at the hospital. Shahbaz later tweeted: "I visited my brother Nawaz Sharif in hospital earlier today. I am gravely concerned and worried about his fast deteriorating health condition. The government must shun its apathy and attend to his serious health issues. I appeal to the nation to pray for Mian sahib."

During his interaction with reporters outside the hospital, the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly demanded an investigation into the delay in shifting Nawaz Sharif to hospital following drop in his platelets to the critical level.

Meanwhile, a six-member board of doctors, headed by Lahore Services Hospital Principal Ayaz Mahmood, examined the former Pakistan PM and transfused "three mega units of platelets" into the patient. A board member said: "The medical board carried out his multiple tests, but could not succeed in diagnosing the disease that led to drop in his platelets count." He added that by Tuesday evening Sharif's platelets count had increased to 18,000.

Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari was also shifted from Rawalpindi's Adiala jail to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) hospital, said the new report.

While both leaders of the major opposition parties had been complaining about the authorities not providing them necessary healthcare in Kot Lakhpat and Adiala jails for the past several months, they were rushed to hospitals one after another due to their deteriorating health condition.

Former Pakistani Interior Minister and PML-N General Secretary Ahsan Iqbal alleged that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials turned a blind eye to Nawaz's health and "threw his medical reports into bin" despite repeated requests by his personal doctor.

He demanded that former Pakistani premier Shahid Khaqan Abaasi also be shifted to hospital as his health condition was also not good.


Comment on this article

  • abdulla, india

    Wed, Oct 23 2019

    All Corrupt Nethas..Govt Officers.Al in uniform...
    Bureaucrats...Cops .ED..IT all who cheated the nation by abusing and misusing the power of position and seat should all go to jail..
    no more place in
    Everyone needs money but work hard for clean..straight. be dedicated.
    The nation needs to be built up..Millions of Poor need to lifted out of poverty.
    work is worship
    Treat others like God.
    Like Japan: Israel..Korea.Taiwan..China.. Scandinavians..
    work very hard.
    let us work. and make things happen.

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  • AM, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 23 2019

    Unless the ISI and PAK ARMY stay away from politics and also religious fenatics influencing Pakistan politics there is no chance of any major betterment for the public from elected Government. Hence all PM candidates must stay away from politics instead of killed by terrorists or living in jails. One day there will no good leaders will be survived in PAKISTAN.

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  • ARMAN, Dubai

    Wed, Oct 23 2019

    "Kullu nafsin zaikatul maut" means – "Every soul shall taste death" -(surah 3: verse 185). And this death will take us from this life of temporary existence to a life of Eternity, either of pleasure or of torment.

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  • G R PRABHUJ, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 23 2019

    Suppose if he is going to die, then Postmortem should be done by independent body or country.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Wed, Oct 23 2019

    There is no scope or sympathy for politicians in PAK.
    Most of the PM's/Presidents fate in their political life is short lived and ends with:-
    - Assassination
    - Taking refuge in foreign country
    - Jail term
    - Confiscation of their property/Assets
    Still they are not scared to occupy PM seat.
    Now it's a testing time for Imran Khan when the economy is in doldrums and peace with India next to impossible.

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  • Ashi, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 23 2019

    They must shift parliament to Jail since all are in jail, soon Imran will also taste the same :).
    Unfortunately our corrupt leaders get VVIP status .

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