Nawaz likely to be flown to US for treatment [DailyTimes] 09 Dec, 2019

Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif is likely to be flown to the United States (US) for medical treatment, a private news channel reported.“The health of the former prime minister is not improving and he could be taken to the US for medical treatment,” the sources said.Last month, Nawaz Sharif had left for London in an air ambulance for medical treatment for multiple diseases after the Lahore High Court allowed him to travel abroad for four weeks and rejected the government’s condition of furnishing an indemnity bond.Sharif, 69, was accompanied by his younger brother Shehbaz Sharif and his personal physician Dr Adnan Khan. He left for London via Qatar in a “high-end” air ambulance that had arrived from Doha.The former prime minister is suffering from an auto-immune blood disorder, high blood pressure and deteriorating kidney function, according to aides. Nawaz was sentenced to seven years in prison on corruption charges in December last year. Since he was granted bail last month on medical grounds, his party and family members have been fighting to get his name removed from the no-fly list to allow him to seek treatment abroad.The government of Prime Minister Imran Khan demanded he pay a bond of Rs 7 billion ($45m) as a condition of his travel, which the PML-N immediately rejected. After days of political deadlock the condition was finally lifted.

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