Imran Khan, the former cricketer-turned-politician and chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was admitted to Lahore’s Shaukat Khanum Hospital on Saturday due to his persistent stomach pain.
After experiencing discomfort since the afternoon, he decided to visit the renowned medical facility and was promptly attended to by a team of specialised doctors. They began a comprehensive examination to determine the cause of his abdominal discomfort and initial tests and evaluations are being carried out to diagnose the underlying issue, according to hospital sources.
Imran Khan had served as the Prime Minister of Pakistan from 2018 to 2023 but was ousted from his office through a no-confidence move orchestrated by the 13-party coalition of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) in April last year. Since then, he has been campaigning to win a date for elections, which has been denied by the coalition government until now.
Aside from this, Imran Khan was recently arrested on May 9 in the Al-Qadir Trust case from the compound of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and was held for a few days before the Supreme Court of Pakistan declared his arrest illegal. He was later granted two-week bail in all cases against him on May 12 after being produced before the IHC at the Supreme Court’s behest.
The hospital authorities or Imran Khan’s spokesperson are expected to provide updates on his medical examination at Shaukat Khanum Hospital at a later time.