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Ailing Nawaz Sharif to fly to UK for treatment: Report

Prime News, International (Islamabad), November 9:- Pakistan’s ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has heeded doctors’ advice and given in to his family’s request to fly to London in the United Kingdom (UK) for the treatment of his diseases, a media report said on Friday.

The development comes a day after it was reported that the 69-year-old Pakistan Muslim League (N) supremo may travel to London for further treatment along with his younger brother Shehbaz Sharif.

Nawaz Sharif was shifted to his Jati Umra Raiwind residence in Lahore, Pakistan on Wednesday after his two-week stay at a Pakistani hospital for treatment of multiple diseases.

Nawaz Sharif was admitted to the Services Hospital in Lahore on October 22 from Pakistan’s anti-graft body’s custody after his platelets dropped to a critically low level 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 Nawaz Sharif family member told the Dawn newspaper.

The family member said that Nawaz Sharif might leave for London this week if his name was removed from the Exit Control List by the government.

“Though 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 Nawaz Sharif family as saying.

The member of the Nawaz Sharif said that Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz would not go with her father as she had surrendered her passport to the Lahore High Court as surety against the bail granted to her in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills corruption case. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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