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Maryam for life-saving unit on jail premises amid Nawaz’s continuous refusal to shift to hospital

ISLAMABAD: Maryam Nawaz has demanded requested the jail authorities to set up a resuscitation and lifesaving unit on jail premises after the incarcerated former Prime Minister refused to be shifted to the hospital for his cardiac treatment.

The former PM has refused to be shifted to hospital accusing the government of hurting his self-respect and dignity in the name of treatment.

On Friday Maryam Nawaz took to Twitter after meeting her father in jail and said that according to cardiologists sent by the government to examine Sharif on Thursday, the former premier’s heart disease has “worsened”.

In these circumstances, she wrote, “I request the Jail authorities to establish an immediate resuscitation and life-saving unit on [the] Jail premises.”

She said this was the least that her father deserved, being a three-time prime minister and “leader of [the] biggest political party & of millions of people”.

Her request comes a day after Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry revealed that Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed the Punjab government to give Sharif access to the hospital and doctor of his choice. He said the premier had directed the provincial government to provide the former prime minister with the best medical facilities and called for the implementation of the recommendations of a medical board that recently examined him.

He later said Khan’s directive “indicates that the PTI government has no personal enmity with any person”.