Nawaz Sharif might have been given poison in custody, alleges son

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Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s condition deteriorated because he might have been given ”poison” in the custody of the anti-graft body, his son Hussain Nawaz alleged on Tuesday.

The three-time former prime minister and supreme leader of the PML-N was shifted to the Services Hospital Lahore late on Monday night after his condition deteriorated.

Nawaz Sharif, 69, is serving a 7-year prison term since December 24, 2018, when the accountability court convicted him in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case – one of the three corruption cases filed in following the Supreme Court’s 2017 order in the Panama Papers scandal.