Nawaz Sharif departs for London via air ambulance

After a delay of several days, ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif finally departed on Tuesday afternoon for London from Lahore for medical treatment.An air ambulance arrived in Lahore from Qatar to change the Pakistan Muslim League — Nawaz (PML-N) supremo into London. The doctors have provided necessary medications to enable him to travel.

Nawaz will be changed to the Harley Street Clinic in London immediately after landing at London. However, Nawaz’s daughter Maryam Nawaz will remain in Pakistan as her passport has been surrendered in the court to procure bail in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills. PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said that doctors have completed a medical examination of Nawaz ahead of his departure.

She further said that he has been administered high doses of steroids and medicines to make certain that his condition remains stable throughout travel. “An intensive care unit and an operation theatre has been installed in the air ambulance,” Marriyum added.

Earlier this month, Nawaz was granted bail by the Islamabad High Court on humanitarian grounds at the Al-Azizia. The former PM also obtained bail from the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case, from the Lahore High Court.

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