The mother of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Shamim Akhtar, left for London on Saturday to be with her son, who undergoes cardiac treatment in London.
“Although he was advised not to travel, Shamim will travel to London to see his son during his treatment,” the spokesman for the Pakistan-Nawaz Muslim League (PML-N), Marriyum Aurangzeb, said in a tweet.
Nawaz’s sister, Kausar, and her brother-in-law, Yousaf, also accompany them at the age of 90.
Nawaz went to London last year in November after the Islamabad High Court granted him bail for humanitarian reasons in the case of Al-Azizia. The former prime minister also obtained a bond in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case of the Lahore High Court.
He was accompanied by his personal doctor and brother Shehbaz Sharif.
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A day before, an accountability court accepted Nawaz’s statement requesting the exemption from appearing before him for medical reasons in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.
During the process, Nawaz’s lawyer, Amjad Pervez, argued that the former prime minister was still not well and will face the trial as soon as his condition improves.
He also told the court that Nawaz is under the observation of a clinical team and that at the end of February he will undergo further medical examinations.
“Nawaz cannot travel to Pakistan because of his ongoing treatment,” Pervez told the court.
Once the arguments were concluded, the accountability court accepted the exemption statement and postponed the hearing until February 28.
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‘Maryam’s presence is needed’
Earlier, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif had said that Nawaz’s medical procedures schedule had changed twice due to the absence of his daughter, Maryam Nawaz.
In a series of Twitter posts, Shehbaz said the former prime minister’s health was still in an unstable condition.
“The procedure required for Nawaz’s treatment had to be changed twice because his daughter Maryam, who wanted to be with his father at that time, could not come from Pakistan,” said Shehbaz.
“Maryam should have been with Nawaz, but she was not allowed to travel abroad to meet her sick father,” Shehbaz said, adding that Nawaz’s current state of health was critical due to the complex and deadly diseases he faced.