Nawaz Sharif arrives again in London after 16 months
LONDON (92News) – Former premier Nawaz Sharif again arrived on Tuesday night in London for treatment after 16 months.
It is pertinent to mention here that the former premier returned from London before 16 month. Now he was again arrived in London for his treatment.
Nawaz Sharif went to London for treatment 42 months ago and returned later; besides he also went to London to inquire health of ailing Begum Kulsoom Nawaz but returned after being sentenced by the accountability court in Avenfiled reference.
Now, the people are raising some questions regarding return of the former prime minister to country from London after treatment. The evidence and history told Nawaz Sharif returned from London after being sentence in the Avenfiled reference the accountability court.
The former prime minister went second time to London for treatment in 42 months. He had gone London on May 22, 2016 for heart surgery and had stayed for month and a half and his political rivals termed his heart surgery as dubious.
Nawaz Sharif along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz went to London on December 5, 2017 to inquire health of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, but they extended their stay in London after doctors’ advice regarding Kulsoom Nawaz’s health.
Nawaz Sharif along with his daughter returned Pakistan on June 11, 2018 after being convicted by the accountability court in the Avenfield reference on July 6, 2018.
The three time former premier was sentenced 10 years and Maryam Nawaz for seven years while her husband Captain (rtd) Safdar was sentenced one year for being convicted over assets beyond known source of income.
Kot Lakhpat jail to London
Nawaz Sharif reached London Tuesday night on a four-week visit for his medical treatment, three weeks after suspension of his sentence by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for eight weeks.
Nawaz Sharif’s travel abroad was conditional to return after four weeks – a period extendable without a cut-off date – while his name would remain on the exit control list (ECL). His four-week visit would end on Dec 18, if no extension sought, while suspension of his sentence would end on Dec 25.
The IHC, on Oct 29, 2019, suspended PML-N supremo’s sentence in Al-Azizia reference for eight weeks on medical grounds. The three-time premier was serving a seven-year sentence at Kot Lakhpat Jail at that time. On Oct 21, Nawaz Sharif was rushed to Services Hospital Lahore from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Regional Headquarters in Lahore, where he was under investigation in Chaudhry Sugar Mill case, after his physician raised an alarm, seeing a sudden deterioration in his health condition.
Earlier, he was shifted from Kot Lakhpat jail to NAB Lahore building after the Bureau got his 14-day physical remand on Oct 11 for investigation into the Chaudhry Sugar Mills reference. NAB Lahore had also got shifted medical facilities/ services, being provided to him in jail, to its cell in Lahore.
On Oct 25, the Lahore High Court granted Nawaz bail in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case for four days on medical grounds after NAB withdrew objection on “humanitarian grounds”. After four days, on Oct 29, the IHC suspended the sentence on Oct 29 for eight weeks.
On Nov 13, the federal government gave Nawaz one-time permission to go abroad for four weeks on “humanitarian grounds” with the condition of submitting Rs7.5 billion indemnity bond.
The Lahore High Court on a petition, filed by Nawaz Sharif’s brother Shahbaz Sharif, set aside the condition of submitting the indemnity bonds and allowed Nawaz Sharif to go abroad upon submission of an undertaking about his return after four weeks.
On Nov 18, the interior ministry issued a notification in compliance with the court’s orders that paved way for ex-PM’s departure to London, UK. The federal cabinet, on Tuesday, decided not to file a review petition in Supreme Court against LHC decision to allow Nawaz Sharif to go abroad without an indemnity bond on “humanitarian grounds”.