Nawaz Sharif, the leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and former prime minister, still has heart problems and requires ongoing medical monitoring. This information comes from a new medical report that was submitted to the Lahore High Court on Friday, just a few days before he is expected to return to Pakistan.
A new medical report about former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was submitted to the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday, just a few days before he is expected to return to Pakistan.
Back in November 2019, the LHC allowed Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for medical treatment because his medical reports showed that he needed urgent care. Since then, he has been in the UK, following the court’s permission, and he was required to provide regular medical updates.
His brother, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, recently announced that Nawaz Sharif would come back to Pakistan on October 21, ending his four-year stay abroad.
In the new medical report presented by Nawaz Sharif’s legal team, it was noted that Professor Carlo di Mario from London’s Royal Brompton Hospital has been treating him for several years. They initially tried medical treatment to manage his heart condition.
However, due to worsening symptoms and the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, they eventually performed an angioplasty in November 2022. This procedure involved various treatments like rotational atherectomy, intravascular lithotripsy, and the use of multiple stents. The report also mentioned that Nawaz Sharif still experiences some chest pain and recommended ongoing monitoring, as he has diabetes and other health issues that require frequent check-ups both in London and Pakistan.
It’s important to note that Nawaz Sharif is currently facing several legal cases, including those filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) related to the Avenfield, Al-Azizia, Hill Metal, and Flagship references.