Official comment from the Press Section of the United States Department of State:
The State Department is not/not attempting to deport or remove this student from the United States. Our hearts go out to him and his family, and we are working closely with them as they determine next steps for him. We have worked to ensure that the student remains in status while they work through these difficult decisions.
The State Department continues to work with the hospital, the student program sponsors and others to assist this young man and his family during this very difficult time. He has received excellent medical care, and our Embassy in Pakistan has been in regular contact with the family, including facilitating travel by family members to the U.S. to be with their loved one.
We here in Washington are continuing to work with the family, the hospital and the Pakistan Embassy to ensure the student receives the best care. His future treatment involves a number of factors that the family must weigh, and we are making every effort to offer as much flexibility as possible in maintaining his status while the family considers their options.
Unfortunately, due to privacy concerns, we cannot provide further information at this time. However, this issue was addressed by State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf, on the record, during a regular Daily Press Briefing. The transcript is available here: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2014/02/221643.htm