Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz on Sunday arrived at Jinnah Hospital Lahore to inquire after former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Shehbaz, president of the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N), held a 40-minutes long meeting with his elder brother. Interacting with reporters upon arrival at the hospital, he said the three-time prime minister is in need of medical attention. He prayed that the PML-N supremo may get proper treatment and swiftly recuperate from his ailment. As Maryam reached the hospital, PML-N workers, who had gathered at the medical facility, showered rose petals over her vehicle. The hospital’s telephone operator, Rehana, presented the former premier’s daughter with a bouquet of flowers, who then reciprocated her gesture by embracing her. Earlier in the day, Jinnah Hospital’s Medical Superintendent Dr Asim Hameed said diabetes and blood pressure of the deposed prime minister are under control. “Daily medical tests of Nawaz Sharif are being conducted,” he added. Speaking to the media outside Lahore’s Jinnah Hospital, Maryam said, “Soon the night of oppression will come to an end.” Speaking to the media, Shehbaz said, “Nawaz’s complete medical treatment should be conducted.” Nawaz was shifted to Jinnah Hospital from Kot Lakhpat jail on Friday after the Punjab government allowed shifting of the deposed prime minister from the central jail in Lahore. Published in Daily Times, February 18th 2019.