The government has granted Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari the access to a television (TV) set, books, newspapers and icebox for medicine at his Adiala Jail cell in Rawalpindi, a private media outlet reported.
However, he was denied an air-conditioner (AC) despite request because the medical board that had recently examined him at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), didn’t “recommend” it.
The ailing former president has also been provided with medical staff to regularly monitor his health condition, including blood pressure and sugar level, in addition to a physiotherapist.
Zardari, who is in jail for his alleged involvement in the fake accounts case, was transferred to the hospital last week after he had fallen sick.
“Medical reports show that three arteries of Asif Zardari are blocked and he is suffering from severe spinal issues due to which he needs immediate medical attention,” his daughter Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari had told reporters at the time.
His counsel had also moved an accountability court for A-Class jail accommodation and argued that the constitution guarantees facilities to a former president for life.