KARACHI, Pakistan

Islamabad is a buzz with speculations about a reported “deal” between the military and ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after the government allowed the latter to go abroad for treatment.

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s political advisor Naeem-ul-Haq said in a statement the government allowed Sharif to go abroad for treatment after reviewing medical reports, which were “alarming.”

Local broadcaster Geo News citing unnamed family sources reported the ex-premier, together with his brother and the opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif, would fly Sunday to London.

Senator Mushahidullah Khan, a close aide to Sharif, told Anadolu Agency the three-time premier

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