Maryam Nawaz’s request to be granted an hour-long meeting with her father, incarcerated former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in the hospital was rejected by an accountability court in Lahore on Wednesday.
The PML-N Vice President put forward her request during the court proceedings on her involvement in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills corruption case.
Maryam’s Request Rejected
During the accountability hearing, the court asked the investigation officer of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to provide a timeline of when the reference would be filed in the case. The NAB investigation officer responded that the reference is in its final stages of completion, and will be filed upon obtaining the approval of the NAB Chairman.
The doctors and medical board members had immediately directed the transfusion of platelets to save his life
The NAB investigation officer on the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case requested the court to extend the remand of Maryam and Yousaf Abbas. Accountability court judge, Chaudhry Ameer Mohammad Khan, extended the judicial remand for Maryam Nawaz and her cousin, Yousaf Abbas, till October 25.
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After the court proceedings came to an end, Maryam addressed some questions from the media. Informing the press that her request to see her father has been rejected, she said, “I wanted to see how Mian Sahib (Nawaz Sharif) is doing myself. But the judge did not grant me the permission to visit him for an hour.”
Earlier on Monday night, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was shifted to the Services Hospital due to a sudden reduction in his platelet count. However, the PML-N leadership has assured that the incarcerated Premier is currently in a stable condition.
Within hours of his admission at the Lahore Services Hospital, Nawaz was transfused with three mega units of platelets. However, on Tuesday the doctors said that his condition remains “serious” despite the ongoing treatment and platelet transfusions.
The medical tests conducted on Tuesday revealed that the platelet count of Nawaz has dropped from 16000 to a “critical level” of 2000 upon his arrival at the hospital on Monday night. The doctors and medical board members had immediately directed the transfusion of platelets to “save his life”.
The accountability watchdog has moved Nawaz Sharif to the Services Hospital since Monday night, after his personal physician, Dr. Adnan Khan had raised a hue and cry over his critical condition in the custody of the NAB’s custody in Lahore.