LONDON: Personal physician of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Dr Adnan Khan on Thursday said any delay in treatment of Nawaz Sharif could have adverse consequences.
In a statement, Dr Adnan Khan said Nawaz Sharif’s operation was being postponed for the second time as he wanted it to be conducted in presence of his daughter Maryam Nawaz.
“Former PM, after extensive cardiac evaluation and investigations at Royal Brompton Hospital, is found to have complex multi vessel coronary artery disease and substantial ischemic and threatened myocardium,” he said in a tweet.
He said the high-profile patient was planned for a Coronary Intervention last Thursday (on Jan 30).
“Sharif requested it to be rescheduled for this Thursday (Feb 6) as his daughter Maryam Nawaz wanted to be with him at the time of procedure but was not allowed to travel.
“Now, once again, the procedure is being postponed for a later date for the same reason,” Dr Adnan said.
He said Cardiac Catheterization/Coronary Intervention was of utmost importance for former PM’s health and life. Any undue delay was taxing his health and could have adverse consequences, he said.
“Maryam Nawaz must be with her father at the time of this complicated high risk Cardiac Intervention,” said the doctor.
Attorneys of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz had on Jan 21 sought time from the court for preparing rationales pertaining to the petitions regarding removal of Maryam’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL) and letting her go abroad to visit her ailing father in London.
A two-member bench headed by Lahore High Court judge Justice Tariq Abbasi is hearing the pleas. The high court has adjourned the hearing till first week of February.
The federal cabinet had decided not to remove the name of Maryam Nawaz from the ECL, sources had reported on Dec 24 last year.