Former president Asif Ali Zardari has been shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) from Adiala Jail for a medical checkup, jail authorities said on Thursday (August 29). According to the jail officials, the cardiac centre at PIMS will be designated as a “sub jail” for the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader while he undergoes medical treatment there.
Earlier, a doctor on condition of anonymity said that a few days ago a medical team of the hospital examined the former president in jail and advised some tests related to heart disease which would be held in the hospital.
“We will conduct some tests and it would be better if he is hospitalised,” he said. When contacted, Pims Executive Director Dr Ansar Maxood said that it would be routine tests which would be conducted on him if the patient was shifted to the hospital.
Earlier, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Tuesday said that the government was refusing to shift his father, former president Asif Ali Zardari, to a hospital.
“Visited my father in jail he is being held without being convicted of any crime. Can confirm news below is true. Govt doctors advised he be taken to hospital but govt is refusing. We are going to court. If anything happens to him govt will be responsible,” Bilawal tweeted.
Earlier this month, Asif Ali Zardari was shifted to Adiala Jail in connection with the money laundering case. His sister was also shifted to the prison.
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17 November, 2019