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Amid pending cases and corruption allegations ex-PM Sharif leaves Pakistan for treatment

London for treatment
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London for treatment

Pakistan's ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was convicted of corruption, left the country on Tuesday to travel to London for medical treatment.

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Conviction suspended on medical grounds
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Conviction suspended on medical grounds

Sharif departed on a special plane from the city of Lahore, after a court granted him permission to leave for four weeks abroad for medical treatment. His conviction was earlier suspended for eight weeks on medical grounds.

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Media coverage
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Media coverage

Local television stations broadcast footage of Sharif boarding the plane which was then shown in the air after takeoff.

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Deteriorating health
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Deteriorating health

The 69-year-old Sharif was sentenced to seven years in prison on corruption charges in 2019. After his health deteriorated last month, he was rushed from his cell to a hospital in Lahore. While in hospital, he suffered a minor heart attack.

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Corruption case
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Corruption case

Three times prime minister, Sharif was removed from office by the country's Supreme Court in 2017 over corruption allegations. He denies the charge, saying he was politically victimized.

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