Nawaz's London travel: Govt decides not to challenge LHC verdict yet 1

Nawaz’s London travel: Govt decides not to challenge LHC verdict yet


ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday has not yet decided to challenge the verdict of Lahore High Court (LHC) regarding allowing ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for medical treatment.

According to details, a thorough discussion on the matter will be held after issuance of comprehensive decision by the court.

On the other hand, it is reported that PTI leaders have a different opinion on this issue because the Federal Minister of Science, Technology and Water Resources, Fawad Chaudhry and Faisal Vawda, support the court’s opposition to the LHC ruling.

On Tuesday, the federal cabinet took the decision of the LHC on the Nawaz Sharif issue under the Prime Minister’s (PM) supervision and discussed further procedures.

Later, former PM had arrived at Heathrow Airport in an air ambulance and reached his son Hassan Nawaz’s residence at the Avenfield Apartment of Sharif family at Park Lane. Shahbaz Sharif and Nawaz Sharif’s personal physician Dr Adnan were also with him.

Earlier, LHC had ordered the removal of the former Prime Minister’s name from the ECL and allowed him to travel abroad to receive four weeks of medical assistance.

A judge consisting of two members of the LHC, composed of Judge Ali Bakir Najib and Judge Sardar Naim, rejected the conditions for compensation set by Nawaz Sharif.

The federal government already has a deposit of Rs. 7 billion paid for the medical treatment of Nawaz Sharif abroad. The government only allowed Sharif, who was on sick leave, to receive a four-week treatment in London.

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