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Nawaz Sharif arrives in London

November 20, 2019
Court allowed him to go abroad for four weeks

Former PM Nawaz Sharif has arrived in London where he will seek medical treatment.

The former prime minister's personal physician, Dr Adnan, confirmed his arrival in a tweet Tuesday night.

His son picked him up from the airport and brought him back to the family's Avenfield apartments.

Earlier in the day, Nawaz boarded an air ambulance bound for London. The air ambulance had come for him from Qatar. The plane landed at the Lahore airport at 8:45am. Nawaz was accompanied by his brother, Shehbaz Sharif, and Dr Adnan.

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“Nawaz Sharif will go to Boston after going through a detailed checkup in London. During his travel, he will stay in Doha for two hours,” PML-N leader Pervaiz Rashid told Reuters.

The Lahore High Court had allowed the former premier to travel abroad for treatment without submitting indemnity bonds. On November 16, the court instructed the government to remove the name of the PML-N supremo from the Exit Control List.

On November 13, the government allowed Nawaz to travel abroad only if he submits Rs7 billion surety bonds before leaving“Nawaz Sharif can go abroad by submitting Rs7 billion indemnity bonds,” said Law Minister Farogh Naseem at a press conference.

Nawaz was granted interim bail on humanitarian grounds on October 26 by the Islamabad High Court in the Al-Azizia corruption reference. The bail was approved after the National Accountability Bureau decided not to oppose it. The former premier was seeking treatment at Lahore’s Services Hospital and then Sharif Medical City after his health deteriorated last month.

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