Islamabad: Incarcerated ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been advised hospitalisation by a medical team after fell ill on Sunday as he suffered from heart and kidney problems.
Following his medical check-up, the team led by retired General Azhar Kiani, the Chief Executive Officer of Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology, in Adiala jail recommended hospitalisation for immediate treatment, Pakistan daily 'Dawn' quoted a jail administration official as saying.
The former Prime Minister's heartbeat, Gen Kiani said, was irregular due to dehydration and the presence of urea in blood might affect his kidneys. The medical team's recommendation had been sent to the Punjab health secretary and the caretaker government.
"The government will take a decision on it," he said, adding that the team had been called after the former prime minister complained of being unwell.
Meanwhile, a separate medical team from the district headquarters hospital conducted a medical check-up of Sharif's son-in-law, retired Capt. Muhammad Safdar, as he was suffering from ear and throat infections.
Gen Azhar Kiani, also former commandant of the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, was physician of former president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf.