Nawaz Sharif on Verge of Kidney Failure, Claims Pak Media
Days after he was arrested and sent to jail, former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's health deteriorated on Sunday, 22 July, with the country’s media saying that he is on the verge of having a kidney failure. A medical board has reportedly recommended his immediate transfer from Adiala jail to a hospital.
- The Islamabad High Court on 17 July cancelled the bail requests of Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Sharif and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar in connection with the Avenfield properties case
- Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Sharif had filed an appeal in the Islamabad HC against the Avenfield case verdict, which convicted them for possessing disproportionate assets
- The ousted Pakistan PM faces 10 years in prison, while his daughter faces seven years
- Sharif and his daughter Maryam were arrested on 13 July, upon their return from London, where they met the former PM’s ailing wife Begum Kulsoom
Nawaz Sharif on the Verge of Kidney Failure, May Be Shifted to Hospital: Reports
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's health deteriorated on Sunday, 22 July, with the country's media saying he is on the verge of having a kidney failure. A medical board has recommended his immediate transfer from Adiala jail to a hospital, ANI reported on Sunday, 22 July, citing Pakistani media.
According to the country's media, the doctors who examined Sharif in jail said that he is suffering from dehydration, with the blood urea rising to dangerous levels, along with an increase in the heart rate. The doctors reportedly called for shifting him to a hospital immediately.
Regarding the development, Pakistani news channel Express News was quoted as saying:
The hospital in jail doesn’t have the facility where Nawaz Sharif could be given IV fluid. It is necessary to take him to hospital. If it is not done, a situation of emergency could arise at night.Express News
Islamabad High Court Denies Bail to Nawaz Sharif, Daughter Maryam
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday, 17 July, cancelled the bail requests of Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar in connection to the Avenfield properties case.
A two-judge division bench comprising Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kyani issued a notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to submit a response on appeals filed by the Sharif family.
The bench rejected the appeal to grant bail to Sharif, Maryam and Safdar, and directed the NAB to submit its reply to the application seeking to suspend their conviction, ARY News reported.
Make Sure to Vote on 25 July: Nawaz, Maryam Campaign From Jail
Despite being lodged in Rawalpindi's Adiala jail, Nawaz Sharif made an emotional appeal to the citizens of his country to exercise their right and vote in the general elections, to be held on 25 July.
NDTV states that Sharif had reportedly said this in an audio message, which he had recorded in London, ahead of his arrests. The message went viral on social media on Monday, 16 July.
Make 25 July a memorable day. Spread my message across the homes, streets and villages [of the country]. Those who dishonour the power of vote, defeat those conspiring such plans so that they will hang their heads in shame.Nawaz Sharif’s message, as reported by NDTV
Maryam too, on Saturday, had recorded an emotional message to her supporters saying: “Had I not been in a jail, I would have been fighting with you all and now that I am imprisoned, I still am with you every moment. Your daughter appeals to you to keep the preparation of the elections underway.”
7 Separate Appeals Filed by Nawaz Sharif, Daughter, and Son-in-Law
Seven separate appeals were filed on behalf of Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Sharif, and son-in-law Safdar Awan pertaining to the corruption references against them, Dawn reported.
Advocate Khawaja Haris filed three appeals on behalf of the ex-PM. The first appeal urged the court to overturn the verdict in the Avenfield case. The second sought to suspend the verdict until the High Court passes a decision regarding the NAB court's verdict, and a third requesting the transfer of the other two cases against Nawaz to another judge, Dawn added.
Sharif and Daughter File Appeal in Islamabad High Court
Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz, and Captain (retd) Safdar Awan on 16 July, filed an appeal in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the verdict in the Avenfield case, Geo News reported. The appeal reportedly cites legal flaws in the judgement, and asks for the three convicts to be released on bail.
Zardari Condemns Terror Investigation Against PML-N
Asif Ali Zardari, leader and former president of Pakistan Peoples Party condemned the initiation of terrorism cases against PML-N, Dawn reported. In a statement issued by his party’s Central Media Office on Sunday, 15 July, he asserted that every citizen has the democratic right to hold rallies and public meetings.
Pakistani authorities have opened a criminal investigation into Nawaz Sharif's political party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), under an anti-terrorism law on Sunday, 15 July, Reuters reported. The case pertains to a march staged by them on 13 July, the day Sharif and his daughter returned to Pakistan, that defied the ban on holding rallies on a Friday.
Family Meets Nawaz Sharif, Maryam in Adiala Jail
Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Nawaz’s family met them at Adiala jail in Rawalpindi on 14 July night after the two began serving their prison terms.
The family members included the former leader's brother Shehbaz Sharif, his son Hamza Shehbaz, and Maryam Nawaz's daughter Meharun Nisa.
They were flown to Islamabad from Lahore on a special plane for the meeting, which took place in the jail superintendent's room and continued for more than two hours, IANS cited Dawn news as saying.
Punjab Home Department Notifies 'Better Class' Category in Jail for Nawaz Sharif
After Nawaz Sharif's legal team claimed that no bed and no AC was provided to him in Adiala Jail, and that the washroom at his disposal was in despicable condition, the Punjab home department notified "Better Class" category in the jail for the former prime minister and his son-in-law Mohammad Safdar on their formal requests.
Meanwhile, Maryam refused to apply for the better class, reported IANS.
Abbasi, Shehbaz Among 1,500 Booked for Taking Out Rally in Support of Sharif
Around 1,500 PML-N workers and leaders, including Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Shehbaz Sharif, were booked on Saturday, 14 July, under terrorism and other charges for taking out a rally in Lahore in support of ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif, reported PTI.
The police said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders and workers had been booked for taking out the rally on Friday in violation of law, attacking policemen and rangers, causing damage to the public property and hurling abuses at the judiciary and military.
Thousands of PML-N workers had set up their march to reach the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore to welcome Nawaz Sharif and and his daughter Maryam Nawaz arriving from London.
Maryam Nawaz Sharif Refuses Better Facilities Offered by Jail Superintendent
Maryam Nawaz Sharif issued a statement on Saturday, 14 July, stating that she was offered better facilities by the superintendent of the jail, but refused. She is lodged in Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Nawaz Sharif's Lawyer to File Appeal Against Avenfield Judgment on 16 July
Nawaz Sharif's lawyer, Khawaja Haris will file an appeal against the decision by the court in the Avenfield Reference case on Monday, 16 July, ANI reported, quoting Waqt News.
50 People Injured in Clashes Between PML-N Workers & Police
At least 50 people including 20 policemen have been injured during clashes between PML-N workers, police and rangers mostly in Lahore and some adjoining districts in Punjab in connection with the arrival of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz in Lahore, PTI reported quoting Punjab police spokesperson.
Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz Taken to Adiala Jail
Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz taken to Adiala jail in Rawalpindi, reported ANI quoting Geo News.
Maryam Nawaz is expected to be moved later to Sihala Rest House which has been declared as sub-jail, reported PTI.
Nawaz Sharif, Daughter Maryam Nawaz Being Taken to Islamabad
Former PM Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz are being taken in a special aircraft to Islamabad, where they will be incarcerated in Adiala Jail.
Ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif, Daughter Maryam Arrested in Lahore
Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Nawaz were arrested after landing at Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport, and their passports confiscated.
The two have been convicted in the Avenfield reference case for possessing disproportionate assets and face 10 years and seven years in prison respectively. They will be taken to Adiala Jail, Dawn added.
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz's Aircraft Lands in Lahore
The flight carrying Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Nawaz landed in Lahore at 17 minutes past 9 pm.
Nawaz Sharif's mother Begum Shamim Akhtar and son of Shehbaz Sharif, Salman have been allowed to enter the Lahore airport, ARY News reported.
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz's Aircraft Begins Descent Towards Lahore International Airport
Etihad Airways aircraft EY243 carrying Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Nawaz begins its descent towards Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport.
ANI Claims Nawaz's Flight Diverted to Islamabad, Live Flight Tracking Shows No Route Change
ANI reported that the situation was tense in Lahore with incidents of stone-pelting being reported. Nawaz Sharif’s flight was diverted to Islamabad, ANI added.
However, the live tracking of Nawaz’s flight continued to show the flight en route for Lahore.
Aircraft with Nawaz and Maryam Nawaz May Be Diverted to Islamabad: Sources
Etihad Airways flight EY243 carrying Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz to Pakistan is expected to be diverted to Islamabad from Lahore, Pakistan media outlet ARY News reported. However, the live tracking of Nawaz’s flight indicated no such activity.
Police Issue Detention Orders for PML-N Senior Leaders
Punjab Police issued detention orders for senior party leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, ANI reported.
Nawaz’s Brother Shehbaz Sharif Leads PML-N Rally to Lahore Airport
The leader of PML-N, Shehbaz Sharif, is leading a rally towards Lahore Airport to receive his elder brother and ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from the airport.
Aircraft Carrying Nawaz and Daughter Maryam Takes off From Abu Dhabi
Etihad Airways aircraft EY243 carrying ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz took off from Abu Dhabi for Lahore shortly after 6 pm, Dawn reported.
PML-N Supporters Detained En Route to Lahore Airport
Police detained Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz supporters who were on their way to Lahore airport to receive former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, ahead of his arrival at Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport, ANI reported.
Nawaz and Daughter Maryam Board Aircraft to Lahore After Unspecified Delays
After facing unspecified delays, Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam boarded Etihad Airways aircraft EY243, which is scheduled for Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport, Dawn reported.
Nawaz: This Govt Is Being Forced to Take Such Actions, Punjab Caretaker CM Should Resign
Nawaz Sharif, in a video shared by NDTV, said that the caretaker government is being forced into taking action against him. He added that the caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab should resign.
“I am doing what I should do, I am taking my struggle forward. I am going to Pakistan, but what credibility is now left of the elections?” Nawaz adds.
Nawaz, Maryam at Hotel Near Abu Dhabi Airport
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam have gone to a hotel near the airport in Abu Dhabi, ANI reported. The two have not been arrested.
They are holding consultations with unidentified people as well as PMLN workers currently and are expected to board a flight to Pakistan with a NAB team onboard, ANI reported citing PMLN sources.
Choppers Moved to Lahore and Islamabad Airports: Dawn News
Dawn News reported that helicopters have been moved into place at Lahore and Islamabad airports to pick up Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Sharif upon their landing.
Nawaz Sharif, Maryam, Land at Abu Dhabi Airport
Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif have landed at UAE's Abu Dhabi International Airport. They will be taken to Islamabad soon.
Sacrificing Myself for People of Pak: Nawaz Sharif
Maryam Nawaz Sharif took to Twitter to post a message from Nawaz Sharif to the people of Pakistan.
“I am sacrificing myself for the people of Pakistan. I urge you to join hands with me in this struggle and help me change the fate of the country,” said Sharif.
Nawaz's Grandsons Arrested by London Police
Junaid Safdar and Zakaria Hussain, grandsons of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, were arrested by London police for punching a demonstrator outside their residence in Park Lane on Thursday. Junaid Safdar is the son of Maryam Nawaz and Zakaria Hussain is the son of Hussain Nawaz.
Kids Will be Kids: Maryam Nawaz Sharif Bids Farewell to Children
Maryam Nawaz Sharif took to Twitter to share an image of her hugging her children before leaving for London airport. “Told my kids to be brave in the face of oppression. But kids will still be kids. Goodbyes are hard, even for the grownups," she tweeted.
Nawaz Sharif Bids Farewell to Ministers, Family
Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif bid adieu to close friends and family on Thursday, 12 July.