LAHORE: Former premier Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday departed for London in an air ambulance, accompanied by his brother and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif.
The PML-N supremo had arrived at Lahore airport earlier today, where an air ambulance – equipped with an intensive care unit and an operation theatre – had arrived from Doha.
The three-time prime minister is also accompanied by his personal physician, Dr Adnan Khan. Nawaz’s medical files were handed over to the medical team which is travelling with the former prime minister in the air ambulance.
Visuals of air ambulance with PML-N supremo #Nawaz Sharif taxiing on the runway before departure from Lahore airport. The three-time former PM is headed to London for four weeks for medical treatment. Nawaz is accompanied by his physician and brother. https://t.co/5YdRIKqPeM
— The Express Tribune (@etribune) November 19, 2019
Before his departure, doctors conducted Nawaz’s detailed examination and cleared him for travel after consultation.
A large number of party workers and supporters accompanied Nawaz’s vehicle during his trip to the airport from Jati Umrah.
The interior ministry on Monday gave permission to the former prime minister to travel abroad for medical treatment in accordance with the verdict of the Lahore High Court (LHC), while keeping his name in the Exit Control List (ECL).
The ministry issued a memorandum after receiving the LHC order. A memorandum issued by the interior ministry said Nawaz’s name would continue to stay in the ECL; however, he had been granted a one-time permission to travel abroad for four weeks in accordance with the court orders.
On November 16, the LHC allowed Nawaz to travel abroad for medical treatment without having to sign the indemnity bond suggested by the federal government.
According to the order by a two-member bench after day-long proceedings, Shehbaz can accompany his brother abroad for four weeks.
The high court directed the federal government to remove the former premier from the ECL without any conditions.