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No evidence of Bushra being poisoned, says personal physician

"Ex-first lady consuming less food after health worsened 2 months ago"

By News Desk & Our Correspondent
April 05, 2024
PTI founder Imran Khan (right) and his spouse Bushra Bibi. — AFP/File
PTI founder Imran Khan (right) and his spouse Bushra Bibi. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD/ LAHORE: After allegations of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan’s spouse Bushra Bibi being poisoned at Bani Gala sub-jail, personal physician Dr Asim Yousuf said that he performed the medical checkup but there was no confirmation of any poisonous substance being given to the former first lady.

“At this time, there is no evidence of Bushra Bibi being poisoned,” Dr Yousuf said while speaking to Geo News, adding: “We are not conducting any medical test to ascertain administration of any poisonous substance to Bushra Bibi as no such symptoms are detected.”

The physician said that Bushra Bibi’s health deteriorated after taking a meal two months ago. She started consuming less food due to health issues.

The physician added that he was unaware of her actual health issues and what happened two months back. Dr Yousuf said that medical tests should be conducted keeping in view her age and to check for any health problems, including stomach-related issues.

Regarding Khan’s health, Dr Yousuf confirmed that the former premier was doing well now, however, his appetite was not normal after recovering from a minor illness. He said that he would meet the incarcerated PTI founder on Saturday.

On Tuesday, former prime minister Khan apprised the court that his wife was poisoned at the Bani Gala sub-jail. The PTI founder made the claim during a hearing of the £190 million settlement case in Rawalpindi’s Adiala jail. Khan informed the accountability court judge that the former first lady had marks on her skin and tongue after “being poisoned”.

During her interaction with journalists before the court appearance, the former first lady had also claimed that “three drops of toilet cleaner” were mixed in her food on the eve of Shab-e-Meraj. She revealed that the food and water served by the jail authority tasted bitter.

Meanwhile, Punjab Information Minister Azma Bukhari said that four senior doctors of PIMS Hospital conducted a detailed medical checkup of Bushra Bibi. She said that during the medical checkup, there was no evidence of poisoning or Harpic drops being mixed with food. Bushra Bibi complained that there was too much chilli in the food. Both the husband and wife proved themselves suspicious by giving different and false statements. Azma Bukhari said that after the medical team’s checkup, it became clear that both the husband and wife were habitual liars.