Pakistan to let ex-PM Sharif go overseas for medical therapy: overseas minister

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FILE PHOTO: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, speaks throughout a information convention at a resort in London, Britain July 11, 2018. Information/Hannah McKay/File Picture

LAHORE, Pakistan (Information) – Pakistan will enable Nawaz Sharif to depart the nation for medical therapy, its overseas minister informed Information in an interview on Thursday.

“Medical doctors are recommending that he maybe must go overseas for additional examination,” overseas minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi mentioned.

“If that’s what the medical therapy requires, the federal government has been constructive. The prime minister has mentioned every thing attainable must be achieved to indicate his life is protected.”

Three-time PM Sharif, 69, was launched on bail final month from a seven-year sentence for corruption after repeated medical points.

Reporting by Alasdair Pal in Lahore; Enhancing by Hugh Lawson