Sincere prayers with Nawaz Sharif despite political differences: PM Imran

Published October 24, 2019
PM Imran Khan says he has issued directions for provision of "best possible health care and medical treatment" to Nawaz Sharif. — Photo courtesy PTI/File
PM Imran Khan says he has issued directions for provision of "best possible health care and medical treatment" to Nawaz Sharif. — Photo courtesy PTI/File

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that his "sincere prayers" are with ailing former prime minister and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, despite the political differences between the two.

"Political differences notwithstanding, my sincere prayers are with Nawaz Sharif for his health," the premier tweeted.

He said he has directed all concerned officials to ensure the provision of "the best possible health care and medical treatment" to Sharif, who is under treatment at Lahore's Services Hospital.

The prime minister's tweet comes a day after he sought a detailed report from the Punjab government regarding the former premier's health.

He had also directed the Punjab government "to ensure that Nawaz Sharif gets the best possible care in accordance with the wishes of his family".

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had shifted Sharif to the Services Hospital late on Monday night after his personal physician, Dr Adnan Khan, had raised an alarm about his critical condition in the accountability watchdog's custody.

On Tuesday, doctors at the hospital had termed the PML-N leader's condition as 'serious' despite the transfusion of three mega units of platelets within hours after his admission.

The hospital administration confirmed today that according to initial test reports, Sharif was diagnosed with immune thrombocytopenia, a disease which according to doctors causes the breakdown of blood cells.

Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS) Principal Dr Mahmood Ayaz said on Thursday that the former prime minister's condition is improving as his platelets count increased to 20,000 from 7,000,

Opinion

Diverging paths
Updated 15 Apr 2021

Diverging paths

It seems that Imran Khan is feeling the pain of the adjustment that he has had to undertake.
Judging the judges
15 Apr 2021

Judging the judges

In the end, like Joan of Arc, they were made to pay with their blood.
People to people
Updated 15 Apr 2021

People to people

By facilitating access, the governments of India and Pakistan can start to build trust and understanding between the two publics.
Hostage to extremism
Updated 14 Apr 2021

Hostage to extremism

Once again, the TLP has succeeded in bringing the administration to its knees.

Editorial

Afghanistan exit
Updated 15 Apr 2021

Afghanistan exit

Afghanistan has suffered for decades as powerful local players have refused to compromise and have insisted on hogging power.
15 Apr 2021

New census

EARLIER this week, the Council of Common Interests approved the controversial National Population and Housing ...
15 Apr 2021

With no place to go

No matter where one looks, one can’t escape the heartrending sight of scores of children of all ages begging, ...
TLP protests
Updated 14 Apr 2021

TLP protests

For the good of the country, and its image as a nation where extremism has no place, such groups must be strictly reined in.
14 Apr 2021

PPP’s formal exit

THE PPP’s formal resignation from all offices of the PDM comes as no surprise after weeks of tension and public...
14 Apr 2021

Natanz attack

AS the P5+1 and Iran try to breathe life back into the JCPOA, as the nuclear deal is officially known, it appears...