LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will leave on Thursday for London to tend to his ailing wife, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.
Nawaz will leave for London at 11 AM, boarding Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-757.
The recently re-elected Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president will be accompanied by his secretary Mohammed Hanif Khan.
The former prime minister’s PIA ticket has a return date of January 4, 2018.
This is the second visit of the former PM to London, after his wife was diagnosed with lymphoma (cancer of lymph nodes) by British doctors on August 22.
Sharif, who left for London on August 30 on account of his wife’s medical treatment, returned to the country on September 25 to face the Supreme Court-directed corruption cases against him.
After Nawaz’s appearance before the court, Mohsin Ranjha, a member of his legal team, briefed the media. He said the former premier’s indictment has been deferred to October 9, the next date of hearing.
The former prime minister’s children are still in London. On September 26, the court had also issued bailable arrest warrants for his children and son-in-law as they failed to appear before it, despite two earlier summons.
Maryam Nawaz had gone to London after the by-election on Nawaz’s home seat, held on Sept 17, was bagged by Kulsoom by a winning margin of around 14,000 votes.
The seat was vacated after Nawaz’s disqualification by the Supreme Court in its July 28 judgment in the Panama Papers case.