Babar ‘departs for London’


Prominent lawyer and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Babar Awan on Friday left for the United Kingdom amid the party leaders’ mass exodus following a countrywide crackdown in the backdrop of the May 9 mayhem and attack on the civil and military installations.

According to well-placed sources, the counsel of PTI Chairman Imran Khan has left for London from Islamabad International Airport via a foreign airline at 1pm. Awan is a close aide and legal advisor of the PTI chairman.

His family sources, however, said that Awan’s London trip was already scheduled, adding that he would return soon.

In a tweet, Awan confirmed the report, saying he is abroad due to his scheduled personal engagements.

“All of my medicines are Pakistani and [I receive] treatment by Pakistani doctors,” he added.