An Islamabad district and sessions court on Friday (August 19) directed the Islamabad Police to shift Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Dr Shahbaz Gill to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) for another medical examination and submit a report on the condition of his health.

“Shahbaz Gill’s condition is not fine,” the court remarked.

The court issued the directives as it suspended a plea by police seeking the physical custody of Gill for another eight days.


Gill was presented before the court early morning. He was escorted by the police to court in a wheelchair from PIMS hospital after being deemed “fit” by a medical board.

‘For God’s sake, give me my mask back’: Gill

Shahbaz Gill accused the police of taking his oxygen mask off and said he was unable to breathe when he was shifted out of the ambulance.

During the hearing, Gill appealed to the court for his mask to be given back.

“For God’s sake, give me back my mask,” he said.

At this, the judge asked him if he intends to stay, to which Gill said he will if his mask is provided to him.

Later, an oxygen cylinder was also brought to court for Gill.

‘Don’t take revenge, I’m in trouble right now’: Gill requests journalists

Siddique Jan shared Gill’s message on Twitter.

“Shahbaz Gil sahib has told me to tell all journalists not to take revenge from him for the harsh language he had used against them in the past. He said he is in trouble right now.”

Gill is pretending to be ill and using this as an excuse: Islamabad Police

The Islamabad Police said Gill is pretending to be sick and using this as “an excuse”, adding that the medical board had declared him “completely fit”.