Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif shifted to hospital from jail

Jailed former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was admitted to the hospital on Sunday after his health worsened due to heart trouble.

He was taken under high security from Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in Islamabad on the orders of Pakistan’s interim government.

This came into light after Nawaz Sharif complained of a chest pain. A team of doctors examined him and advised to shift him to the hospital on an immediate basis.

Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif were arrested in Lahore on July 13.

The two were convicted on July 6 by a Pakistani accountability court for corrupt practices linked to his family’s purchase of four London flats and two more corruption cases related to Panama Paper scandal. Both Sharif, 68, and Maryam, 44, have been sentenced to 10 and seven years in jail.