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Sharif's health deteriorates; daughter claims jail authorities not letting cardiologists examine him

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

Pakistan's jailed former Nawaz Sharif's health condition has deteriorated, his daughter claimed on Friday and alleged that authorities are not letting his cardiologists examine him in the jail here.

on Friday said that Sharif, who has been serving a seven-year jail term in in the Al-Azizia graft case, is suffering from a pain in his arm, "which is most likely to be angina".

A jail spokesman, however, said jail doctors examined Sharif thoroughly and his health is fine. "is in good health," he said.

Taking to Twitter, Maryam complained that Sharif's cardiologists "have been trying to get access to him all day but (the) permission (has) not (been) granted".

"He needs to be examined by the doctors who are privy to his complicated medical history," Maryam said.

Sharif, 69, had undergone an open-heart surgery about three years ago in

Maryam, who had visited her father in the jail on Thursday, said his father had a "complicate medical history" and he needed special health care.

warned that if anything happened to his elder brother, and the government will be responsible.

He demanded the jail authorities to immediately allow Sharif's to examine him and provide him the best health facilities.

An anti-corruption court in on December 24 sentenced the ousted to seven years in jail in the Al-Azizia graft case, concluding a series of three court cases against the Sharif family in the high-profile Panama Papers case.

The Al-Azizia Steel Mill case was about setting up in allegedly with corruption money.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 23:40 IST