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Nawaz Sharif falls ill in prison

Pakistan Forward and AFP

ISLAMABAD -- Former Pakistani prime minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, jailed earlier this month over graft charges, fell sick inside prison and is being moved to an Islamabad hospital, a minister said Sunday (July 29).

Sharif and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, were jailed July 13 after a graft court sentenced them to 10 and seven years, respectively, over properties in Britain.

Punjab caretaker Home Minister Shaukat Javed said on state-run Pakistan Television that doctors had advised Nawaz Sharif's transfer to a hospital after an electrocardiogram had shown "variations".

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