The British government is expected to extend the visa of former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader Nawaz Sharif for another six months, sources told The Express Tribune on Tuesday.
The sources said that Sharif’s visa expired on November 18 and he engaged a legal firm in the UK for an extension in his visa on medical grounds.
Sharif said in his application that his treatment in the UK could not be completed due to non-availability of doctors owing of Covid-19 outbreak.
Sharif, who was convicted over corruption by the accountability court, had flown to London in November 2019, after the federal government gave him a rare permission to get abroad for medical treatment.
His UK visit visa had expired after completion of six months stay. A further renewal of six months required an exit from the UK before expiry and a re-entry to the UK