ISLAMABAD: Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem on Wednesday said former prime minister Nawaz Sharif can go abroad for medical treatment after submitting an indemnity bond of Rs7 billion.
Addressing a joint press conference along with Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar, the law minister said: “Keeping in mind adverse critical medical condition, Nawaz Sharif will be given four-week long, one-time permission to travel abroad for medical treatment.”
“Nawaz Sharif is an offender and his name cannot be removed from the Exit Control List (ECL),” he said.
“It is the right of the government to ask for bail,” he said. “This is not being done for political reasons.”
Naseem said that if Nawaz’s health does not improve after four weeks then a request can be made to the government to prolong his stay abroad.
On the occasion, Shahzad Akbar said: “If anyone has the objection against the sub-committee’s decision then they can move to the court.”