LAHORE: Pakistan’s ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has heeded docs’ recommendation and given in to his household’s request to fly to London for the remedy of his illnesses, a media report mentioned on Friday.
The event comes a day after it was reported that the 69-year-outdated PML(N) supremo might journey to London for additional remedy alongside together with his youthful brother Shehbaz Sharif.
Sharif was shifted to his Jati Umra Raiwind residence in Lahore on Wednesday after his two-week keep at a Pakistani hospital for remedy of a number of illnesses. He was admitted to the Companies Hospital in Lahore on October 22 from Pakistan’s anti-graft physique’s custody after his platelets dropped to a crucial low stage of 2,000.
“Nawaz Sharif has finally agreed to go to London after the doctors told him categorically that they had already exhausted all medical treatment [options] available in Pakistan and going abroad is the only option left,” a Sharif member of the family instructed the Daybreak newspaper.
He mentioned Sharif may go away for London this week if his identify was faraway from the Exit Management Checklist by the federal government.
“Though Mr Sharif was not ready to go abroad after the recommendations of the medical board of the Services Hospital and the medics of the Sharif Medical City and the ‘request’ of his family members, he has finally agreed,” the report quoted the member of the Sharif household as saying.
He mentioned Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz wouldn’t go along with her father as she had surrendered her passport to the Lahore excessive court docket as surety towards the bail granted to her within the Chaudhry Sugar Mills corruption case.
“At the moment Nawaz Sharif’s health matters more as he is fighting for his life. Maryam Nawaz may explore the option of going to London to look after her father later,” he added.
Talking to reporters throughout her look at Lahore’s accountability court docket for the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case listening to, Maryam mentioned Sharif ought to go overseas for his remedy on the earliest.
“Nawaz Sharif’s health is very critical,” she was quoted as saying by Geo information.
Requested if any request was put ahead for the elimination of her and the previous premier’s identify from the ECL, Maryam mentioned: “I don’t know. I will look into it when I go home,” she mentioned, including that her uncle Shehbaz, president of PML(N) was wanting into the matter.
“Politics will go on but parents will not be around,” Maryam mentioned, including that she was nervous about her father’s well being.
Sharif’s spouse Kulsoom died of throat most cancers in London final yr.
Maryam was launched on bail on Wednesday after her legal professionals fulfilled necessities set forth by the Lahore Excessive Court docket (LHC).
One other native media report mentioned the Sharif household approached the Ministry of Inside, requesting the elimination of Sharif’s identify from the ECL to pave means for the three-time prime minister to fly overseas for medical remedy.
Sharif suffered an angina assault throughout his hospitalisation and in addition suffers from diabetes.
Sharif was lodged within the Kot Lakhpat jail however final month he was despatched to the custody of the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) which is probing the Sharif household within the Chaudhry Sugar Mills corruption case.
On December 24, 2018, an accountability court docket had sentenced Sharif to seven years in jail within the Al-Azizia Metal Mills corruption case and acquitted him within the Flagship case.
On October 25, the Lahore excessive court docket granted bail to Sharif, within the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case, who was present process remedy after being recognized with an acute immune dysfunction.
On October 29, the Islamabad excessive court docket suspended Sharif’s sentence within the Al-Azizia corruption case for eight weeks on medical grounds.
The Sharif household has denied all corruption expenses and termed them as politically motivated.


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