Nawaz Sharif's health deteriorates in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail; daughter Maryam Nawaz visits ailing leader in jail

Islamabad: Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif's health has deteriorated in Kot Lakhpat jail, where he is serving a seven-year sentence in the Al-Azizia case.

File image of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif. AP

File image of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif. AP

Sharif underwent a medical checkup on Wednesday after it was learned that the leader was suffering from a high fever, headache and severe body pain. He has been advised to practice caution, ARY News reported.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz met her father in jail on Tuesday after news about his ill-health broke.

"Nawaz is a high-profile prisoner who cannot venture out of his barracks," Mirza Shahid Saleem Baig, the inspector-general (IG) of prisons for Punjab had earlier said.

The 69-year-old PML-N stalwart was sentenced to seven years in jail on 24 December by accountability court judge Muhammad Arshad Malik. The former prime minister was further directed to pay Rs 1.5 billion and $25 million in fines, along with being barred from holding a public office for 10 years after the completion of his sentence.

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Updated Date: Jan 11, 2019 09:17:12 IST