Pakistan Former PM Nawaz Sharif Arrives In UK For Medical Treatment (Photo Credit: PTI )
Pakistan’s ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in London on Tuesday in an air ambulance to seek better treatment. It is to be noted that Nawaz Sharif has been diagnosed with multiple diseases. The air ambulance flight of Pakistan’s ex-PM from Lahore landed in the UK on Tuesday evening after a stopover in Doha, Qatar. The air ambulance was equipped with an intensive care unit and an operation theatre.
Soon after Nawaz Sharif reached London, he was taken to his London residence. Nawaz’s brother Shehbaz Sharif and personal physician accompanied him.
Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) Party (PML-N) spokesperson said, “He will rest overnight at his residence and tomorrow [Wednesday] he will consult with Harley Street specialists."
"He has been under a lot of stress and strain, but we hope his platelet levels should go up. We will wait and see what the consultants say and then decide if he would need to be taken to a hospital in Boston in the US," the spokesperson said.
Following the Lahore High Court's order, Pakistan's Interior Ministry on Monday issued a notification to formally allow former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for medical treatment.
Earlier, the court granted Nawaz bail for eight weeks on medical grounds. The Islamabad High Court granted him bail in Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption case. The bail plea was filed by PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif for his brother Nawaz.
According to reports, the court, while announcing the judgement, said that Rs 2 million each will have to be submitted to the court to secure Nawaz's release. Sharif has been lodged in jail after an accountability court had sentenced Sharif on December 24, 2018 to seven years in prison in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption case.
Nawaz Sharif is ‘fighting for life’ after a drastic drop in his blood platelet count, a media report quoted his personal doctor as saying, days after Pakistan’s former prime minister was rushed from prison to a hospital. Sharif, 69, was admitted to the Services Hospital from the anti-graft body’s custody after his platelets dropped to a critically low level of 2,000.
Sharif’s personal physician Dr Adnan Khan said in a series of tweets that “Former PM #NawazSharif, critically unwell, is fighting the battle for his health & life. Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count) & NSTEMI (Heart Attack) is further complicated by deteriorating Kidney functions. Poor Blood Sugar & Blood Pressure control is taking its toll,” Geo News reported.