According to reports from Pakistan Media, Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif suffered a minor heart attack, at Services hospital in Lahore on Saturday, October 26. Nawaz Sharif was granted bail on the medical grounds by the Lahore High Court on Friday. The President of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party, Shehbaz Sharif’s plea was heard by the High Court before the former PM was allowed the bail. The three-judge bench that heard the plea was headed by Justice Baqar Najafi. The former PM is in custody because of his alleged involvement in the Chaudhry Sugar Mill case.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of Pakistan had informed the court that Nawaz’s Sharif's condition was treatable. However, the defence side claimed that the former Pakistan PM was “serious”. Media reports suggest that the head of the medical board, Dr Ayaz Mehmood had submitted a report to the court stating that Nawaz Sharif’s platelet count was constantly declining. Adding to this the medical team informed the court that Nawaz Sharif needs a daily transfusion of platelets and he is also suffering from other multiple ailments.
On October 25, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz was moved back to Lahore's Services Hospital. According to reports, Maryam underwent medical tests, a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan issued directives to allow Maryam to stay with her ailing father Nawaz Sharif who is admitted to the same hospital. Maryam had been shifted back to Kot Lakhpath jail on October 24. The PML-N leader was released on parole. The parole was granted by the Punjab government to allow Maryam to see her father, who has been hospitalised since October 21. As per reports, Maryam had earlier claimed that she was denied the permission for the same.