Eight-member medical board to examine Shehbaz Sharif

Eight-member medical board to examine Shehbaz Sharif
Islamabad: The Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) has formed a eight-member medical board to examine the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif.

The board, headed by senior surgeon Prof Dr Tanveer Khaliq, comprises doctors who are specialists in surgery, oncology (cancer) and gastroenterology (stomach issues).

Shehbaz has complained of back pain and the first checkup was to investigate that.

During the board’s first meeting, the members went through his previous medical reports. Four members of the board gave him a checkup at the Minister’s Enclave and have advised further tests.

Former chief minister Punjab was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau on October 5 on corruption charges in the Ashiyana housing scandal.

He has now been elected as the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.

Earlier, it was also reported that the medical reports of Sharif had shown signs of cancer reemergence, however, the board would now give a verdict on the issue.