Govt not to approach SC over Nawaz’s foreign travel for medical treatment

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the government will not approach the Supreme Court over former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s travel to London for medical treatment, sources informed on Tuesday.

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Earlier on Tuesday, Nawaz Sharif departed for London via air ambulance, after the Lahore High Court verdict permitted him to travel abroad for four weeks.

Sources informed that in a meeting of the federal cabinet, the prime minister said that the government is not in favour of challenging the high court’s verdict in the Supreme Court.

Sources quoted PM Imran as saying, “we have always respected the courts, we said earlier as well that will accept the court’s decision wholly.”

The premier further said that the court has taken an undertaking from the former prime minister and it is hoped that he will come back to Pakistan within the stated time after getting his medical treatment.

The LHC on Saturday permitted to remove Nawaz Sharif’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL) without any conditions for a time period of four weeks.

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