LAHORE: A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday, seeking to bar former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from leaving Pakistan for medical reasons.

The petition contended that Nawaz Sharif was involved in money laundering and was facing multiple cases.

Allowing Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad is a discrimination against other inmates, the petition said, according to Dunya News.

“Nawaz Sharif is going out of the country as he wants to transfer his properties, made through laundered money, to his children who are settled abroad. He caused irreparable damage to the national exchequer.

“A money laundering case against Nawaz Sharif is pending at the Lahore High Court; therefore, the permission to travel abroad should be conditional to the LHC directives. He should be barred from leaving Pakistan until the court order.”

Meanwhile, PML-N spokesman Marriyum Aurangzeb said an air ambulance has been arranged to transport Nawaz Sharif to UK due to health complications.

The ambulance will reach Lahore on Wednesday, she said, adding that this was done on his doctors’ recommendations.

“As soon as the process of lifting of Nawaz Sharif’s name from ECL gets completed, we will finish arrangements for his travel to UK,” she said.