Pakistan PM Imran Khan prays for Nawaz Sharif's health


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Islamabad - The former PM is said to be suffering from acute immune thrombocytopenic purpura.


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Published: Thu 24 Oct 2019, 3:30 PM

Last updated: Thu 24 Oct 2019, 8:52 PM

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has conveyed his "sincere prayers" for former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday.
In a tweet on Sunday, Khan - putting political differences aside - wished Sharif a quick recovery and had directed all concerned authorities to ensure provision of the best possible health care and medical treatment to him.

Earlier today, the medical board treating Nawaz confirmed that the PML-N supremo is suffering from acute immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and would recover in a week's time.

A doctor said the treatment has been started after the diagnosis was confirmed, reports The Express Tribune.
He added that the ailment was treatable in Pakistan and intravenous treatment has commenced.

"He does not have aplastic anaemia and his haemoglobin and WBC count (white blood cells) are normal. Platelets are low though," said the docto.

He added that Sharif's bonemarrow was also functioning normally and is making blood as it should in addition to a normal level of reticulocytes.

Earlier on Thursday, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking his brother's bail on medical grounds.

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