ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi left Sunday for the United States to visit his sister and brother-in-law, both of whom had tested positive for coronavirus and hospitalized.
The PML-N leader’s brother-in-law Jehanzaib Abbasi is in critical condition and in the hospital for the last five weeks but with slight improvement.
His sister Afshan Abbasi is out of danger, but still, in the hospital, the source said.
A summary was approved by the Federal Ministry of Interior under which the government removed Abbasi’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL) and allowed him to go abroad.
The sources said Khaqan Abbasi has no plan to avail the full fortnight waiver to stay abroad and would return home in about 10 days.
The PML-N senior vice president’s name was included in the ECL on the recommendation of the National Accountability Bureau.