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Nawaz Sharif has been allowed by the government to go abroad: Naeem ul Haque

ISLAMABAD: The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Naeem ul Haque, said on Friday that Nawaz Sharif has been allowed by the government to go abroad for medical treatment.

Naeem ul Haque said that the government had seen the reports of Nawaz Sharif. He added that the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was ill.

The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Naeem ul Haque said “It is the right of every Pakistani to have them treated as they see fit. The government has no reservations over Nawaz seeking treatment abroad.”

Naeem ul Haque said that it was up to the courts to decide how much time will be given to Nawaz to seek medical treatment.

He added “The court will decide as to how many times Nawaz can go abroad. It is also up to the court to decide on how long Nawaz can stay abroad for medical treatment.”

According to the details, the officials at the interior ministry are waiting for the formal orders to remove the PML-N supremo’s name from the ECL. The details added that the former premier Nawaz Sharif will be allowed to travel abroad within the next 48 hours.

Officials continued that the three-time prime minister’s name will not be taken out till the orders come from the government. It is also expected that the government may consult with NAB on the problem.

The sources informed that the former premier Nawaz Sharif will travel to London next week. It is also expected that the former premier will be accompanied by his brother Shehbaz Sharif.

The president of PML-N has also suspended all his political as well as personal engagements due to his brother’s health.

The president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif had approached the interior ministry for the removal of name of Nawaz Sharif from the Exit Control List (ECL), sources said.

Nawaz Sharif, who was discharged from the Services Hospital two days ago, was taken to his residence, Jati Umra on Wednesday, 16 days after he was hospitalised in critical condition.

The name of Nawaz Sharif was placed on the no-fly list on the request of National Accountability Bureau.

Earlier, Interior Minister Ijaz Shah had hinted towards allowing the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to seek treatment abroad, if that was the only option available.

The interior minister added that if going abroad for treatment was the only option for Nawaz Sharif, then the government would ‘find a way’.

Before his release on bail, the three-time prime minister had been serving jail term in Kot Lakhpat jail at Lahore.

His daughter Maryam Nawaz, who is also out on bail, has said that her father was seriously ill and he should go abroad for treatment

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