Nawaz Sharif was convicted in his absence overseas on corruption charges and arrested upon his return to Pakistan earlier his month, ahead of elections on Wednesday.
Thousands took to the streets in solidarity with Dr Govinda KC, who has been on a hunger strike for nearly a month demanding reforms in the medical sector and education.
Police in northern India have arrested a doctor in connection with the deaths of scores of children at a government-run hospital in August.
The World Medical Association (WMA), the top medical-ethics body, on Friday installed an Indian doctor facing corruption charges as its president, despite controversy surrounding his appointment while legal cases are pending.
Machete-wielding assailants hacked to death a village doctor and wounded a university teacher in Bangladesh in what police suspected was the latest in a series attacks by Islamists in the majority-Muslim nation.
A Southern California doctor was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison on Friday for over-prescribing drugs that caused the fatal overdose of three patients in a murder case capped by the first conviction of its kind in the United States.