Nawaz to leave country for medical treatment today

November 19, 2019

Ailing PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif is set to leave the country today in an air ambulance, which is expected to arrive in Lahore from Doha early morning. Arrangements in this regard have been made at Lahore airport’s Haj Terminal.

He will be accompanied by his personal physician Dr Adnan Khan.

The development comes a day after the interior ministry issued a notification, allowing the former prime minister to travel abroad for medical treatment, saying that the decision was an “interim arrangement” in the light of the Lahore High Court’s order, which was passed last week.

The former prime minister’s name remains on the Exit Control List (ECL).

Nawaz, who has been diagnosed with an immune system disorder, was recommended by doctors to go abroad as his condition continued to deteriorate despite treatment. He was rushed to Services hospital from the Kot Lakhpat jail — where he was serving a prison sentence granted by an accountability court that found him guilty of corruption in the Al Azizia — after Dr Khan raised an alarm over the former prime minister’s deteriorated health.

Nawaz was also being interrogated by the National Accountability Bureau in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case, in which he is a prime suspect.

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