Sharif rejects Pak's permission to travel abroad for treatment

Pakistan's ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today refused to meet Imran Khan government's demand to submit indemnity bonds worth Rs 700 crores for travel to the UK for medical treatment, saying it was "illegal" and denounced attempts to politicise his health.

On Tuesday, Pakistan Cabinet decided to allow 69-year-old Sharif to go to the UK for medical treatment if the  Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo agrees to sign surety bonds making a commitment that he would return after the treatment and face corruption cases against him. 

The Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Khan, approved removal of Sharif's name from the no-fly list.