Pakistan Muslim League (N) Chief and Former PM of Pakistan – Nawaz Sharif will travel for medical treatment abroad today. Sharif, who was diagnosed with an immune system disorder, has been advised to go abroad for medical treatment.
Earlier, in a statement, Secretary Information of PML-N, Maryam Aurangzeb said Nawaz Sharif will initially be shifted to the United Kingdom where doctors will analyze his condition and decide if he would be treated there or moved to another country.
The Interior Ministry has issued notification regarding permission to ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for one-time travel abroad for medical treatment.
According to the official notification, the permission has been granted to him for a period of four weeks during his bail period in compliance with the order of Lahore High Court.
In its notification, the Ministry on Monday reproduced the undertakings provided by PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and Nawaz Sharif to the Lahore High Court in which the terms of their travel and return have been laid out.
The Lahore High Court on November 16 allowed Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for four weeks for medical treatment, saying the duration could be extended based on medical reports.
In a setback to the Imran Khan government, which had placed a condition of indemnity bonds for Nawaz Sharif’s travel, the court had ordered the federal government to remove his name from the Exit Control List (ECL) without any conditions.
The undertaking provided by Shehbaz Sharif includes a clause that states that the Pakistan High Commission will have the right to meet the former premier’s doctors to “verify or confirm about his health”.