ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday has said that ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif can travel abroad for medical treatment after submitting indemnity bonds.
The special assistant said in an interview with the outside of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that the top leader of the Pakistani Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had applied for a guarantee to meet the legal requirements.
The name of convict cannot be removed from Exit Control List (ECL), she said, adding that Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan gave priority to humanity in Nawaz Sharif’s case.
Earlier, the subcommittee of the federal cabinet decided to allow the former prime minister to go abroad for four weeks after receiving a deposit from Rs. 7 billion.
Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem interior ministry had received a request from PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif for the removal of Nawaz’s name from ECL along with the detailed medical report from Sharif Medical City hospital.
The minister stated that three meetings took place on 12 November and that the subcommittee had informed the government that the situation of Nawaz Sharif was very serious.
In addition to the platelet problem, Nawaz also suffers from many heart diseases and has undergone six heart surgeries with seven inserted stents.