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Pakistan's former PM Nawaz Sharif fighting for life: Doctor

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Islamabad - Sharif is currently in hospital in the eastern city of Lahore.


Published: Mon 28 Oct 2019, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Wed 30 Oct 2019, 12:09 AM

Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is "critically unwell", his doctor said Tuesday, days after the three-time leader now serving a prison sentence for corruption suffered a minor heart attack.
Sharif is currently in hospital in the eastern city of Lahore after receiving "indefinite" bail on medical grounds in one of his graft convictions, with an Islamabad court due to decide on another Tuesday.
His name remains on a stop list, meaning that he must remain in the country for the time being.
"Former PM #NawazSharif, critically unwell, is fighting the battle for his health & life," his personal physician, Adnan Khan, tweeted Tuesday.
In addition to the minor heart attack, Sharif has a low platelet count, both of which are being further complicated by "deteriorating kidney functions" Khan added.
He said poor blood sugar and blood pressure control was taking its toll, adding that "establishing a definitive diagnosis and subsequent management poses considerable risk to #NawazSharif's fragile and unstable health".
The 69-year-old former premier was first taken to hospital last week when his blood platelet count dropped to dangerous levels.

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