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Nawaz’s treatment delayed as Maryam not allowed to be with him: Shehbaz sharif

President PML-N Shehbaz Sharif said cardiologists had to twice change their pre-decided date for treatment, as former Premier Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, was not allowed to go with him to London.

The Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly said in a statement that it was very unfortunate that Maryam was not allowed to take care of her father.

He said purely on the basis of humanitarian grounds, the PML-N vice president should be permitted to be with her father.

The PML-N supremo is currently in London for medical treatment. While Maryam had sought permission to fly abroad to be with her father, the federal cabinet in December last year decided not to remove her name from the exit control list (ECL) in the Al Azizia Steel Mills reference.

On January 14, the federal cabinet placed her name on the ECL for the second time in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.

“As Nawaz’s health is concerning, the margin for medical action is reducing as more time passes,” Shehbaz said.

He said cardiologists had to twice change the earlier decided date for his brother’s cardiac catheterisation as Maryam was not with him.

Beginning his statement, the Leader of the Opposition said Nawaz’s health remained worrisome and unstable.

“The necessary process for his treatment had to be changed twice because his daughter Maryam Nawaz, who wants to be with her father at such a time, has not been allowed to come [to London] from Pakistan,” he said.

Further, Shehbaz said that Kulsoom Nawaz’s death had a “severe negative effect” on Nawaz’s health. He added that Maryam had been a source of comfort, ease and strength for her father during this time.

Meanwhile, Nawaz’s personal physician Dr Adnan Khan said that the former prime minister, after intensive investigations, was found to have “complex multi-vessel coronary artery disease and substantial ischemic and threatened myocardium”.

In a tweet on Wednesday, he highlighted that Nawaz was scheduled to undergo a procedure last week. However, the procedure was delayed as Maryam was not allowed to travel.

“Now, once again, the procedure is being postponed for a later date for the same reason.”

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