Nawaz shifted to Jati Umra residence.


Byline: Iqtidar Gilani

LAHORE -- Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was shifted from Services Hospital to his Jati Umra residence on Wednesday afternoon soon after issuance of Robkar (release orders) for Maryam Nawaz by an accountability court.

The ex-PM was discharged from Services Hospital Tuesday on his request but later decided to stay for another night to wait for completion of legal requirement for release of Maryam Nawaz on bail.

The court issued the Robkar to Kot Lakhpat Jail superintendent which after completion of legal formalities was sent to the Services Hospital that paved way for Maryam Nawaz to accompany her ailing father to the Jati Umra residence.

Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and Capt (r) Muhammad Safdar accompanied the ex-PM and his daughter in their journey to the Jati Umra .

Prior to shifting of Nawaz Sharif, Head of Special Medical Board and Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS) Principal Prof Mahmood Ayyaz briefed the Sharif Medical City's doctors about medical history, diagnosis, medication and treatment. He handed over all the diagnostic reports including the latest one that showed further drop in the platelet count. Nawaz's platelet count dropped to 28,000 as against 30,000 last day. Prof Mahmood Ayyaz said condition of the ex-PM was still critical that needed specialized care. He said the board would cease to exist on Nawaz Sharif's leaving the Services Hospital. Prior to his leaving the hospital, Nawaz Sharif thanked all the doctors for providing treatment and taking care for 16 days.

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