Islamabad: Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif needs to go abroad for treatment as he is facing a major genetic issue, the head of a medical board looking after his treatment was quoted as saying by a media report.
Sharif, 69, was admitted to the Services Hospital on October 22 from Pakistan's anti-graft body's custody after his platelets dropped to a critical low level of 2,000.
Sharif will be discharged and transferred to Sharif Medical City, a medical college in Lahore, on Wednesday.
Hospital sources earlier claimed that the former prime minister had been discharged from the hospital where he had been undergoing medical treatment since the past two weeks, Dawn newspaper reported.
According to the report, Sharif delayed his discharge from the hospital so that he could leave with his daughter, who has also been under treatment at the same hospital since October 23.
Maryam is awaiting her release in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills corruption case after the Lahore High Court granted her bail on Monday.