Shehbaz Sharif medically
examined at Kot Lakhpat Jail


LAHORE: An eight-member medical board on Monday arrived in Kot Lakhpat Jail to examine health condition of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) President and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif.

A medical board which also comprises two physicians of Ittefaq Hospital has reached Kot Lakhpat Jail to examine Shehbaz Sharif.

The medical board headed by Professor Khalid Mehmood, a professor of Punjab Institute of Neurosciences will complete medical examination of the opposition leaders and prepare its recommendations in light of the reports.

The medical tests related to stomach, CT and MRI scan were earlier conducted.

On February 3, the Punjab health department had formed a medical board to examine incarcerated Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif.

LAHORE: Opposition Leader in National Assembly, Mian Shahbaz Sharif arriving in full proof security for his hearing in Accountability in Lahore on February 17.

The board comprising six government doctors had been constituted on the direction of the accountability court, later, the doctors of Ittefaq Hospital was also added to the team.

Punjab Institute Of Neurosciences (PINS) Prof Khalid Mahmood had been named convener of the board also comprising Prof Saeed Ahmed, Prof Saima Ameer, Prof Rana Adil, Prof Khadija and Dr Abbas Khokhar as its members.

On February 4, the opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif had been shifted to a Lahore hospital amid tight security.

He was moved to INMOL Cancer Hospital after he felt unwell. The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz president, who is afflicted with blood cancer, underwent a PET scan at the hospital.

Earlier, the accountability court in Lahore had issued a written order regarding formation of a medical board to examine Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif.

It directed the government to include Sharifs personal physicians including Arif Khan, Professor Aqeel Bari and Professor Tahir in the medical board.

Hamzas unaccounted bank transactions

PML-N leader and Punjab Assembly opposition leader Hamza Shahbaz received more than Rs181 million through 23 suspicious transactions, a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) report revealed on Monday.

It said he could not account for these transactions nor could he present any evidence in this regard.

The report further disclosed that the Shehbaz Sharif family set up fourteen big companies between 2005 and 2016 using the money received through suspicious transactions, adding Hamza, being a shareholder in these firms, kept receiving huge monetary benefits from the companies.

The bureau said that the opposition leader amassed more assets than his sources of income justify and was found involved in corrupt practices.

A two-judge Lahore High Court (LHC) bench will take up a bail petition filed by Hamza on Feb 23.

It its reply submitted to the LHC, the national graft buster called for the PML-N leaders bail petition to be dismissed. The bureau stated that the high court had already dismissed the bail plea of the accused. He filed the fresh bail petition on the same grounds that were given in his previous plea, it added.