Nawaz to be taken off ECL today

Shehbaz submits undertaking in LHC, assures Nawaz’s return after treatment

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif would be removed from the Exit Control List  today.

Sarwar said that the government had constituted a medical board since it was not willing to to take any risks on Sharif’s health. He further said that the former prime minister would be free to go anywhere for treatment.

The ailing former prime minister was expected to leave the country on Sunday but his departure was delayed because his name could not be taken off the ECL.

The former prime minister was granted bail by the Islamabad High Court on humanitarian grounds days after he was hospitalised in critical condition last month.

Speaking to reporters in Lahore on Monday, Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid said that the ministry of interior has sought details from the medical board regarding Sharif’s treatment abroad.

Rashid explained that the 10-member medical board, that was examining Sharif during his stay at Services Hospital, met last night and recommended that the former prime minister be allowed to travel to a foreign country for tests which were not available in Pakistan.


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