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Monday Nov 18 2019
Web Desk

Former PM Nawaz to remain on ECL, exit country by showing court order

Web Desk

Immigration sources have told Geo News that the name of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will remain on the Exit Control List even after the court allowed him to go abroad for medical treatment. 

According to immigration officials, since the court granted the former premier an exemption on medical grounds to travel outside the country, he will have to produce the court order to get past immigration officials. 

Sources in the interior ministry say that the name of the former premier will remain on the ECL as per the law, but his exemption according to the court order will be mentioned in the computerised record. 

The former premier will have to produce his passport and the court order before the immigration officials to fly abroad from the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore tomorrow morning. 

Airport officials are yet to receive any information about the air ambulance, suggest reports. 

The personal doctor of the former premier posted a message on the social networking website Twitter earlier today in which he confirmed that a fully-equipped ambulance will arrive in Lahore on Tuesday. 

"Former PM #NawazSharif will travel to London in a high-end Air Ambulance equipped with a fully functional & staffed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) & Operation Theatre (OT)," he wrote.  

"A team of doctors & paramedics will be on board headed by an Intensivist. ETD (LHE): Tuesday 19NOV19 Morning," he added.