Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to fly to US on December 16 for medical treatment, family sources say.
The Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader has been residing at the Avenfield flats, owned by his son Hasan Nawaz in London, since November 20.
Serving a seven-year jail term in a corruption case, Sharif was released on medical grounds for eight weeks by the Islamabad High Court on October 27.
The Lahore High Court later directed the government to remove his name from the Exit Control List (ECL) for four weeks on November 16 so that he could fly abroad for his treatment as recommended by various medical boards.
Sharif was flown to the UK in an air ambulance accompanied by his personal physician Dr Adnan and PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif, the former prime minister’s younger brother.
Diagnosed with an immune system disorder leading to low platelet count, sources said that as treatment of the disease was not available in London, Nawaz had to be shifted to the United States.
They said that medical tests conducted in London revealed that blood supply to a part of Nawaz’s brain was obstructed, leading to low platelet count, and that the surgical procedure facility required to treat it was available only in Boston, US.
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