The Punjab government on Monday approved to shift former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to a hospital, where he is to undergo a surgery.
According to a notification, the government is pleased to accord sanction for Abbasi’s shifting from Central Jail Rawalpindi to Shifa International Hospital Islamabad for investigation and operation/treatment.
It directed authorities to make foolproof security arrangements pertaining to his transfer and subsequent stay at the hospital.
Shahid Khaqan is expected to have a hernia and cholecystitis operation at Shifa International Hospital.
Abbasi is currently in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail on judicial remand in the LNG corruption case.
Earlier on October 28, Abbasi’s counsel had submitted his medical reports in an accountability court hearing the LNG corruption case.
He had said that a medical board had advised his client to get his surgery done.
The court had extended his remand till November 19.