Sharif tells court he cannot return to Pak

Lahore: Submitting his latest medical report to the Lahore High Court via his lawyer, Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif informed that his doctors have advised that he should not step outside as contracting Covid-19 could be fatal for him.

The Sharif family patriarch is in London undergoing treatment for complicated coronary artery disease and other ailments.

He left for the UK in November last year after the Lahore High Court granted him four-week permission to go abroad for treatment.

“His heart is not getting an adequate supply of blood,” the report says and adds that he may contract COVID-19 if he goes outside or return which may prove fatal for his life.

His daughter Maryam Nawaz had said her father was a high-risk patient therefore his cardiac catheterisation/coronary intervention had been postponed owing to COVID-19.

Earlier this month, a Pakistani anti-corruption court gave Sharif a final chance to appear before it on August 17 in a graft case, failing which he may be declared a proclaimed offender.

Nawaz , who was serving a seven-year jail term after his conviction in a graft case in December 2018, was granted interim bail in October 2018 in view of a debilitating health condition and was later also granted rare permission to fly to London to get medical treatment on November 17, 2019

The LHC had allowed Sharif to travel abroad for medical treatment for four weeks without having to sign an indemnity bond suggested by the federal government.

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