Asif Zardari shifted to Pims hospital from jail

Tayyab Baloch Reporter

22nd Oct, 2019. 12:38 pm
Asif Zardari shifted to Pims hospital

Former President Asif Ali Zardari has been shifted to PIMS Hospital from jail.

The jail authorities have written a letter to the administration, seeking Zardari’s direct transfer from an accountability court to the hospital, sources said.

According to sources, Zardari will be brought to PIMS’s cardiac syndrome for a cardiac test, all arrangements regarding his tests are completed.

The district administration is considering declaring Pims Hospital a sub-jail, sources said.

On October 15, the court had rejected a petition filed by Zardari, who has been put in jail on judicial remand, seeking his shift to a hospital for medical care.

The court had remarked that the court doesn’t have jurisdiction over the matter, and it should be referred to the relevant forum.

Zardari’s advocate Latif Khosa had argued before the court that his client’s life was in danger and it was his Constitutional right to avail medical facilities in the jail.

“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.

Latif Khosa had pleaded with the court to direct authorities to allow Zardari his personal attendant until he stays in his prison.

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