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Pakistan

Web Desk
November 20, 2019

Nawaz taken to private hospital in London for check-up

Pakistan

Web Desk
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

LONDON: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif left his residence here to meet with doctors on Wednesday, a day after he arrived in London via an air ambulance for medical treatment.

Shehbaz Sharif took his brother Nawaz to Guy's hospital for check-up today, along with Hasan and Hussain Nawaz.

An appointment was made at a private hospital where all family members will visit the ailing former prime minister.

According to family sources, various appointments are being booked for the next few days for a thorough check up of Nawaz for diagnosis of his ailment.

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in London  on Tuesday in an air ambulance to seek better medical treatment for his  disease.

The air ambulance, equipped with an intensive care unit and an operation theatre, reached UK in the evening after a stopover in Doha, Qatar. Later, Nawaz was taken to Avenfield House in the Park Lane area of the British capital.

The PML-N supremo was accompanied by his brother Shehbaz Sharif and his personal physician Dr Adnan Khan. His close aides and party workers gathered  at the  London residence to receive him. 

Nawaz will rest overnight at  Hasan’s residence and today [Wednesday]  he will reportedly consult with specialists in London.

Hussain Nawaz,  former finance minister Ishaq Dar, Sharif’s son-in-law Ali Darand, Sharif’s youngest daughter Asma Sharif were also   present at the Avenfield Apartments.

The three-time prime minister has been diagnosed with an immune system disorder and doctors in Pakistan recommended that he should go abroad for treatment as his condition continued to deteriorate despite best possible care in the country.

The Lahore High Court (LHC) allowed Nawaz Sharif one-time permission to travel to London after doctors established that Sharif’s life was at risk and he was suffering from an auto-immune blood disorder, high blood pressure and deteriorating kidney function.

It is pertinent to note that the government had asked Sharif to deposit financial guaranties in the form of an "indemnity bond" amounting to Rs7-7.5 billion to ensure his return after treatment. The PML-N had rejected the condition and had taken the matter to the LHC, which ordered the federal government to remove his name from the ECL without any conditions.

The deposed prime minister was sentenced to seven years in prison on corruption charges in December last year. He was granted bail last month on medical grounds.

PML-N chief  denies all charges of corruption against him. He was granted bail by the Islamabad High Court (IHC)  on humanitarian grounds earlier this month.