It’s Nawaz’s right to travel abroad on medical grounds: Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that it was former premier Nawaz Sharif’s right to get permission for traveling abroad on medical grounds.

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Addressing a media conference outside the court today, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi criticized the incumbent government by saying Nawaz Sharif should be given permission to travel abroad six months ago to get medical treatment.
He further said that Nawaz had not been given relief but it is his right to get permission for medical treatment abroad.

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Earlier today, an ambulance has arrived at Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore from Doha. An intensive care unit (ICU) and an operation theatre have also been set up in the air ambulance.

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He had been given earlier a temporarily bail by the court on medical grounds for 14 days to the travel but could not travel due to his name presented on the Exit Control List (ECL).
Nawaz on Saturday was allowed by the Lahore High Court (LHC) to travel abroad by turning down the government conditions.

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On 13th November, the government agreed to let Nawaz travel abroad for medical treatment, for a four-week period, provided that he submits a surety bond worth Rs7 billion. However, Nawaz rejected the government’s conditional offer to travel abroad.
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