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PTI concerned over Imran’s health, alleges denial of medical care | The Express Tribune



LAHORE:

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has sounded the alarm regarding the health and medical treatment of their founding chairman and former prime minister, Imran Khan, expressing deep concerns over his well-being.

The party has raised questions about the denial of medical facilities to one of the country’s most prominent leaders.

In a statement posted on social media, PTI criticised the Adiala Jail authorities for allegedly defying court orders and repeatedly refusing medical care for Imran Khan, who they claim is being unlawfully detained.

They questioned why the current regime, allegedly backed by the establishment, persistently denies Imran Khan’s legal right to medical attention and prohibits necessary medical tests, including blood work.

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The party also shared a copy of an application dated April 10, 2024, seeking the enforcement of a court order for a comprehensive medical examination and blood tests from Shaukat Khanum Hospital, as recommended by Dr Asim Yousaf during a previous medical assessment.

According to the application submitted to the accountability court judge, Imran Khan’s legal team emphasised his decades-long service to the nation and highlighted the urgency of conducting the recommended blood tests.

The PTI leaders stressed that any delay in these tests could pose serious risks to Khan’s well-being, especially considering his confinement in connection with what they described as “fake and bogus cases” lodged by political opponents.

Furthermore, the application stated the necessity for examination by an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialist, Dr Kashif Iqbal Malik, to address specific medical concerns. They requested the court to direct the jail superintendent to promptly arrange the collection of blood samples by Dr Faisal Sultan of Shaukat Khanum Hospital and facilitate the ENT checkup by Dr Kashif Iqbal Malik, emphasising the urgency of the matter.



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