Asif Zardari shifted to PIMS after health complication

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ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari, who is being interrogated by NAB on graft charges, has been shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on the recommendation of a medical board.

The jail authorities wrote a letter to the administration, seeking Zardari’s transfer to hospital from the accountability court, where he appeared on Tuesday.

The PIMS, according to sources, will be declared a sub-jail during Zardari’s treatment in the health facility.

On Oct 15, the court had rejected a petition filed by Zardari seeking his transfer to hospital from Adiala jail.

Dunya quoted Latif Khosa as arguing that his client’s life was in danger and it was his Constitutional right to avail medical facilities in the jail.

“Judicial relief is our right […] if Zardari suffers any kind of heart ailment, these people wont transfer him to a hospital […] it takes an hour-and-a-half to reach a hospital from the Adiala Jail,” he had mentioned.

“A medial board had recommended shifting Zardari to Pims for getting medical care and these people took him to the hospital just for a day and shifted him back to the jail on the very next day,” he had further argued before the court.