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Pakistan to let ex-PM Sharif go abroad for medical treatment – foreign minister

Pakistan will allow Nawaz Sharif to leave the country for medical treatment in the United Kingdom, its foreign minister said on Thursday (November 8), though he warned the former prime minister against seeking a second period of exile to escape corruption charges.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told Reuters in an interview that doctors were recommending that Sharif needed to go abroad for further examination.

Three-time PM Sharif, 69, was released on bail last month from a seven-year sentence for corruption after repeated medical issues.

Sharif, who has dominated Pakistani politics for three decades, denies the corruption charges, claiming they are politically motivated.

Sharif’s party, the main opposition Pakistan Muslim League, declined to comment on Qureshi’s remarks. But two senior party figures who declined to be named said it was now likely that Sharif would travel abroad for treatment, adding that he would not seek exile for a second time.

(Production: Naeem Abbas, Waseem Sattar, Shahabuddin Shahab, Michael Fiorentino)

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