Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif will take his elder brother and ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to London for medical treatment on Sunday as his health condition remains critical, according to a media report.
The 69-year-old PML(N) supremo agreed on Friday to go to London for the treatment, heeding doctors’ advice and accepting his family’s request, his daughter Maryam Nawaz told the media.
The Pakistan government has decided to let Sharif go abroad for treatment due to his critical medical conditions.
Shehbaz, 68, will take his brother for medical treatment on Sunday, the Geo News reported, quoting sources.
The arrangements have been made for Sharif’s treatment at Harley Street Clinic. Both Sharif and Shehbaz will take the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Sunday flight to London, the report said.
Sharif’s family have contacted two doctors in London for the former prime minister’s treatment. An appointment has been made for him at the Harley Street Clinic for Monday. The Sharif family are also talking to a doctor in New York, it said.
Shehbaz will accompany Sharif to London and he has already spoken to consultants at one of the Harley Street clinics where patients suffering form drop in platelets are treated privately, the report said.
A final decision will be made when Sharif is discharged from Services Hospital. He will be treated at Sharif Medical hospital in Jati Umra.
Earlier Speaking to the media on Friday, Maryam, 46, said the family could not risk Sharif’s health and has decided to send him abroad.
“Shehbaz Sharif is looking after all the boarding and lodging of the former premier. After losing my mother last year, my father is my everything now,” a distraught Maryam told the ARY News.
Sharif’s wife Kulsoom died of throat cancer in London last year.
Maryam, who was released due to his critical health condition on bail on Wednesday by the Lahore High Court (LHC), said Sharif himself agreed to get the medical treatment abroad.
Sharif was shifted to his Jati Umra Raiwind residence in Lahore on Wednesday after his two-week stay at a Pakistani hospital for treatment of multiple diseases. He was admitted to the Services Hospital in Lahore on October 22 from Pakistan’s anti-graft body’s custody after his platelets dropped to a critical low level of 2,000.