Nawaz will be allowed to travel abroad after showing court's order: Immigration officials 1

Nawaz will be allowed to travel abroad after showing court’s order: Immigration officials

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ISLAMABAD: The immigration officials on Monday have said that ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif will be able to travel London after showing copy of court order as his name is still included in the Exit Control List (ECL).

According to the officials, ailing Nawaz Sharif has been allowed to fly abroad only for one time for the medical treatment.

It is to be mentioned here that the former premier will leave for London on November 19 in an air ambulance from Qatar and will be shifted to the Harley Street Clinic immediately after landing.

With the flying fuel of 10 hours and two pilots, the air ambulance will be equipped with oxygen cylinders, ventilators, ICU and other medical facilities, while two doctors, including Sharif’s personal physician Dr Adnan, and paramedics will also assist the PML-N supremo during his travel.

PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said in her statement that Nawaz Sharif will depart abroad on Tuesday with prayers of 22 crore people.

“We shall warmly welcome Nawaz Sharif when he returns to Pakistan after recuperating. The government should turn its focus to serve people instead of getting jealous of Nawaz and Shehbaz Sharif.”

Earlier, Lahore High Court had ordered to remove Sharif’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL) without any conditionality and allowed him to travel abroad to get health treatment for four weeks. The court had rejected an objection made by the federal government over PML-N’s proposed draft.

Later, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the government’s legal team to analyze the decision of the Lahore High Court and submit a report to the federal cabinet.

The premier also asked the legal team to brief the cabinet over the verdict. The government would then decide whether to appeal against the LHC’s decision or not.

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