Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif's Travel To London For Treatment In Limbo As His Name Figures In No Fly List

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 10 November 2019, 04:30 PM
Nawaz Sharif may not travel to London for treatment as government delayed removal of his name from the no fly-list.
Nawaz Sharif may not travel to London for treatment as government delayed removal of his name from the no fly-list. (Photo Credit : File Photo )

Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif may not travel to London for treatment as government delayed removal of his name from the no fly-list. Earlier, Sharif had heeded doctors' advice and given in to his family's request to fly to London for the treatment of his diseases. Pakistan government has decided to let Sharif go abroad for treatment due to his critical medical conditions. Maryam, 46, said she would not accompany her father as her name was still on the Exit Control List (ECL). "Shehbaz Sharif is looking after all the boarding and lodging of the former premier. After losing my mother last year, my father is my everything now," Maryam had said.

"The government could not remove Sharif's name from the no fly-list (Exist Control List-ECL) as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman was not available to issue no objection certificate in this case," a government official told news agency PTI. He said the officials of the NAB have also sought Sharif's medical reports.

The official said that as a special case, the government may remove his name from the ECL enabling Sharif to catch his flight at 9am on Sunday, otherwise this matter will be taken up on Monday.

Earlier, the court granted Nawaz bail for eight weeks on medical grounds. The Islamabad High Court granted him bail in Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption case. The bail plea was filed by PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif for his brother Nawaz. 

According to reports, the court, while announcing the judgement, said that Rs 2 million each will have to be submitted to the court to secure Nawaz's release.

Shraif has been lodged in jail after an accountability court had sentenced Sharif on December 24, 2018 to seven years in prison in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption case.

Nawaz Sharif is ‘fighting for life’ after a drastic drop in his blood platelet count, a media report quoted his personal doctor as saying, days after Pakistan’s former prime minster was rushed from prison to a hospital.

Sharif, 69, was admitted to the Services Hospital on Monday night from the anti-graft body’s custody after his platelets dropped to a critical low level of 2,000.

Sharif’s personal  physician Dr Adnan Khan said in a series of tweets that “Former PM #NawazSharif, critically unwell, is fighting the battle for his health & life. Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count) & NSTEMI (Heart Attack) is further complicated by deteriorating Kidney functions. Poor Blood Sugar & Blood Pressure control is taking its toll,” Geo News reported.

First Published: Sunday, November 10, 2019 12:28 PM
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