KARACHI, Pakistan 

Pakistan’s ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday flew to London for treatment following a bitter legal battle with the government.

An air ambulance of Qatar Airways carrying Sharif took off from an airport in northeastern Lahore city on Tuesday morning. Shehbaz Sharif, his younger brother and opposition leader, and the family doctor also accompanied him.

Footage aired on local broadcaster Geo News showed a heavily-guarded convoy taking Sharif to the airport.

The channel also showed Sharif’s family members, including Maryam Nawaz, his daughter and political heir, saying farewell to the three-time premier.

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