Nawaz Sharif leaves for London for medical treatment

Nawaz Sharif Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 19, 2019, 06.11 PM (IST)

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has departed for London for medical treatment.

Nawaz sharif’s brother Shahbaz Sharif and personal physician Dr Adnan are travelling with him to London.

Last week,  the Lahore court had conditionally allowed Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for medical treatment.

Nawaz Sharif has been allowed to leave Pakistan only for 4 weeks on medical grounds.

Before leaving, Nawaz's lawyers had to submit an undertaking that Nawaz would return to Pakistan if he is allowed to go abroad for treatment. 

The undertaking was signed by Nawaz's brother Shahbaz Sharif.

Nawaz Sharif is in the exit control list. Thus is not be allowed to leave the country without submitting a security bond. 

The former Pakistani PM was jailed on corruption charges and faces trial on several other counts, too.

He was granted bail for eight weeks in the sugar mills case and the graft case against him was suspended on medical grounds.