Interior ministry granted Nawaz permission to go abroad for treatment


Islamabad: On Thursday, the Interior Ministry has granted the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif permission to travel abroad on medical grounds. The permission comes through a memorandum that stated that the former Prime Minister is allowed to travel abroad for 4 weeks.

however, the letter comes with a condition stating that the former PM would only be granted permission to travel abroad if he furnishes an indemnity bond as following:-

  1. 08 million UK Pounds or equivalent rupees
  2. 25 million US Dollars or equivalent rupees
  3. 1.5 billion Rupees

Moreover, it mentioned that the bond can either be submitted by Nawaz or his brother, Shehbaz Sharif.

Earlier, Law Minister Farogh Naseem had said that,

“Keeping in mind his adverse critical medical condition, Nawaz Sharif will be given four-week long, one-time permission to travel abroad for medical treatment.”

“This permission will be subject to Nawaz Sharif or Shehbaz Sharif submitting an indemnity bond to the tune of roughly Rs7-7.5 billion to the satisfaction of additional secretary to the Ministry of Interior,” he further added.

It was also decided in the meeting that the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s name would be removed from the Exit Control List (ECL) on the basis of his medical condition.

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