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Nawaz to undergo medical examinations at Sharif Medical City Hospital today

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif underwent medical checkup at the Sharif Medical City (SMC) days after his release on bail for six weeks by the Supreme Court on health grounds.

Doctors at SMC who examined Nawaz Sharif advised him “complete rest”.  On the suggestion of the consultants, Nawaz will undergo test and examinations on Friday.

Nawaz Sharif visited the SMC on Thursday morning where the hospital staff lined up in a queue to receive him.

According to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb, a panel of consultants examined Mr Sharif and more tests and investigations were planned for him for Friday (today).

“Mian Nawaz Sharif has been advised complete rest after increase in angina pain,” she said, adding the consultants had also suggested medication and showed concern over functioning of his heart and kidneys.

After spending some time in the hospital, which his family established nearly two decades ago, the ex-PM left for his Jati Umra residence in Raiwind. He reportedly cancelled all meetings scheduled for Thursday after the advice of the doctors. “Because of his condition Mr Sharif may not meet PML-N men in the coming days,” a party leader said.

He said the Sharif family’s main concern in the coming days was to focus primarily on the former premier’s health. “Perhaps, no political activity will be arranged at Jati Umra till Mr Sharif’s health improves,” he added.

After his return from the hospital, his daughter Maryam Nawaz tweeted: “MNS [Mian Nawaz Sharif] was taken to SMC today. Preliminary work up & clinical review done. Examined by professors of Cardiology, Medicine, Nephrology & Urology. Recurrent angina & deterioration of renal function are the prime concerns. Further investigations planned tomorrow onwards. Advised rest.”

She further tweeted: “His renal & cardiac issues are more complicated & serious than what we already know. We shall know conclusively once we are through with the investigations & have the drs’ [doctors’] recommendations before us. Till then aggressive & continuous management is crucial.”