Punjab law minister said authorities have not received a formal application in this regard.

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Doctors have requested authorities to shift former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to hospital from Adiala jail, citing his ill health.

Dr Azhar Kiani and Dr Hamid Sharif Khan, who carried out the medical examination of the PML-N supremo, requested that Nawaz Sharif be shifted to a cardiology institute in Rawalpindi.

Interim Punjab Law Minister Zia Haider Rizvi, while confirming the development, said authorities have not received a formal application in this regard.

He added that the interim provincial government will constitute a medical board after receiving the application and would take measures suggested by the board.

Rivzi said the government decided to provide air conditioners to Nawaz Sharif in Adiala on  humanitarian grounds , adding that such facilites were not mentioned in the Prisons Rule.

Nawaz was sentenced to 11 years in prison by a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court over his family’s purchase of luxury apartments in London, whereas, his daughter Maryam was sentenced to eight years in prison.

The former premier’s son-in-law was also sent to jail for one-year on the same charge.

The Avenfield reference is one of the three corruption references, filed by the National Accountability Bureau(NAB) on orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP), which disqualified Nawaz Sharif, ousting him from premiership and finding him guilty in the Panama Paper case verdict.

The verdict came at a time when Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif were in London to see Begum Kulsom Nawaz Sharif who has been undergoing treatment for cancer.