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Nawaz agrees to travel abroad for medical treatment.

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    LAHORE: Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) supreme leader Nawaz Sharif has reportedly acceded to doctors’ advice and family’s persuasion to go abroad for treatment of his diseases.

    “Nawaz Sharif has finally agreed to go to London after the doctors told him categorically that they had already exhausted all medical treatment [options] available in Pakistan and going abroad is the only option left,” a Sharif family source told Dawn on Thursday.

    Subsequently, he said, the PML-N had shared with the PTI government the doctors’ recommendations regarding Mr Sharif’s travel abroad. “In light of the doctors’ reports, the government is likely to remove Mr Sharif’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL) in a day or two, enabling him to leave the country,” he added.

    The source further said that Mr Sharif might leave for London this week if his name was removed from the ECL. “Though Mr Sharif was not ready to go abroad after the recommendations of the medical board of the Services Hospital and the medics of the Sharif Medical City and the ‘request’ of his family members, he has finally agreed,” he said.

    The source said Maryam Nawaz would not go with her father as she had surrendered her passport to the Lahore High Court as surety against the bail granted to her in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. “At the moment Nawaz Sharif’s health matters more as he is fighting for his life. Maryam Nawaz may explore the option of going to London to look after her father later,” he added.

    Read: Now that she has secured bail, Maryam's priority may be to attend to her ailing father

    Family source says doctors’ reports have been shared with govt which may remove ex-PM’s name from ECL soon; Maryam won’t accompany her father

    At present, Mr Sharif’s platelet count has dropped to 24,000. According to the doctors, 50,000 platelets and beyond are required for a patient to be declared fit for [air] travel. When asked that Mr Sharif’s platelet count should be 50,000 and beyond for travel abroad, the source said the doctors might give him high dose to increase his platelets, enabling him to undertake the travel.

    Interior Minister retired Brig Ijaz Shah has already hinted at allowing Mr Sharif to go abroad. “If going abroad for treatment is the only option for Nawaz Sharif, then the government will find a way,” he had said.

    Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, president of the government-allied Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid, has also asked Prime Minister Imran Khan to allow Mr Sharif to leave the country for his treatment.

    Meanwhile, PML-N secretary information Marriyum Aurangzeb said that an emergency meeting of the board of doctors treating Nawaz Sharif was held after his platelets dropped to a dangerous level again.

    In a statement, she said the doctors had declared Mr Sharif’s condition “extremely critical”, adding that despite all possible treatments in Pakistan, his condition was not improving.

    The former prime minister was shifted to an intensive care unit (ICU) set up at his Jati Umra residence from the Services Hospital on Wednesday. The PML-N said the specialised ICU was set up at the residence on “doctors’ recommendations” and Sharif Medical City’s doctors would be available there round the clock.

    Maryam Nawaz, who had been given special permission by the Punjab government to stay at the Services Hospital to look after her father, also left for Jati Umra in Raiwind after having been released on bail in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case on Wednesday.

    A senior PML-N leader told Dawn that Ms Nawaz would only focus on the health of her father and not indulge in any kind of political activity. “Maryam Nawaz has no intentions to take part in any political activity at the moment as her total concentration is on looking after her father.”

    The medical board led by Services Institute of Medical Sciences Principal Prof Dr Mahmood Ayaz has already recommended Mr Sharif’s treatment abroad in the wake of his health complications. “We have recommended genetic tests, followed by cardiac treatment under one roof, which requires more diagnosis to provide further treatment to Nawaz Sharif. The panel of doctors has come to a unanimous decision that since the complete genetic test facility is not available in Pakistan, the patient requires treatment abroad,” Dr Ayaz had told Dawn.

    He further said: “Doctors have provided the best treatment to the patient [Mr Sharif] here. The patient is stable as compared to the initial days when he was shifted to the hospital. However, his platelets are not stable and the doctors recommended his treatment abroad.”

    During the course of treatment at the Services Hospital, the former premier had suffered an angina attack, besides complaints of bleeding from gums and some other parts, because of his fluctuating platelets.

    The Islamabad High Court had last week granted bail to Mr Sharif for eight weeks, suspending his seven-year sentence in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference on medical grounds. Earlier, he had also secured bail in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case from the Lahore High Court on the same ground.

    Published in Dawn, November 8th, 2019
    https://www.dawn.com/news/1515581/nawaz-agrees-to-travel-abroad-for-medical-treatment
     
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    Batman is trying to drown himself in table spoon of water ..... bagharat leaders beghairat followers
     
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    chaloo ji ... wonder why Fazloo is crying ..
     
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    I will take that with pinch of salt. he as bail for limited time after which he will be in breach unless Punjab Government can extend that.

    Why cannot they bring in doctors to Pakistan with relevant machinery. I doubt he needs sophisticated machine given he is awake, well and kicking.
     
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    I have second thought, it seems he is really sick and govt wants to get rid of him to avoid blame game. We have enough shaheed .....Bhutto is still alive ..

    Fazloo ka kia hogaa ?????
     
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    a very bad move by Govt, can IK afford to ditch his credibility by giving NRO. he is not clever than NS and the lot. these leeches will never leave Pakistan for their own good and will come back.

    he must be trialed being enemy of the state for what he has done let alone his daughter who is the next big thing ready to bleed the country do not know for how long.

    IHC is doing the worst by making ground for him to flee.
     
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    But this money is the Pinch of salt and If he really sick than what about other prisoners in Jail

    and Pakistan haven't good hospitals/ medical facilities
     
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    exactly and isn't it getting difficult for him to save his face how to go back.
     
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    It's the court , he can't get blame. Going against the court means....

    kyun mazak karta hoo bhai... earth is not made for poor people

    Let me turn on TV and see what Fazloo is doing ..................... lolzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
     
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    that is the problem our justice system.
    but letting him go must not be that easy, PTI must cash this opportunity in a political manner.
    all knows those platelets will suddenly get appropriate fit for air travel. the goons must not be spare so easily.
    the only propaganda that PMLN is doing on behalf of NS is that he is not willing to go abroad and now doctors/family convinced him?
    he was ready to go the very first day, was just establishing a ground, to let public see how brave their leader is.
     
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    Public knows all these action, this is not the first time from this family. If he is really sick, wish him best of luck. If not then .... courts will lose the credibility..
    Now Maryam Nawaz will be Season 2 of the Game of Throne .
     
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    Mazak or shit it doesn't matter much, its will give other political prisoners to do this with them also the same
     
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    Next is Zardari ... beside political prisoner , person should be rich. Otherwise .......they will be diaper like Nehal Hashmi.
     
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    The courts decide based on what NAB and medical team say both made by govt. .