Jailed Pakistani Ex-PM Sharif To Be Transferred To Hospital

Vastavam web: Jailed former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif was taken to hospital in Islamabad on Sunday with a possible heart problem, said a government official and Sharif’s party.Sharif and his daughter Maryam were arrested on July 13, minutes after they returned from Britain seeking to revitalise their flagging PML-N party ahead of a July 25 election.They were moved to Adiala jail in the garrison town of Rawalpindi.

“After initially refusing to be shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Sharif agrees to be treated outside prison after consulting with his personal doctor,” said a PML-N tweet on Sunday night.During the election campaign, Sharif said the military had influenced the judiciary to deny him a second term, but the military denied this. Pakistan was founded in 1947 and since then the military has ruled for about half of its history.

At the election, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), or Pakistan Movement for Justice, emerged as the largest single party.PTI opened coalition talks with at least one smaller party and independent politicians on Saturday.