A medical report detailing the health of PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif has been submitted to the Lahore High Court, indicating that he continues to experience ‘residual chest pain’ as his anticipated return to Pakistan on October 21 draws near.
Nawaz Sharif, a former three-time Prime Minister, has been residing in London since 2019, citing medical grounds for his departure while serving a seven-year sentence. His brother, Shehbaz Sharif, had pledged to submit regular medical reports to the court during his absence.
The report, presented to the Registrar’s office by PML-N lawyer Amjad Pervez, originates from Britain’s Royal Brompton Hospital, a renowned heart and lung medical center. It emphasizes the need for Nawaz to undergo frequent follow-up visits with medical experts to monitor his condition.
While some within the PML-N have suggested a delay in Nawaz’s return, citing the current economic challenges facing the nation, others advocate for sticking to the planned return date, believing that postponement could lead to a negative public perception.
Amid this internal debate, the PML-N leadership, including Shehbaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, and Hamza Shehbaz, has initiated a public outreach campaign in Lahore to gauge public sentiment. Despite differing opinions within the party, Senator Irfan Siddiqui confirmed that Nawaz Sharif’s return on October 21 remains unchanged, emphasizing its finality.