The news stories are all over the place. Some say he is in genuine critical condition, others say that the medical reports are from his own private hospital and are concocted. The government say they dont want the responsibility of the decision, and its up to NAB, who will be accountable if he doesnt return, and NAB say its up to the interior ministry. Politicians are saying a helicopter is already booked for Wednesday, others that too many politicians in the cabinet are not happy with his planned escape. Some say he is returning $12bn to the national exchequer, and has agreed not to come back into Pakistani politics, and this is a plea bargain with the condition that it is not released in public; others say this is an NRO with pressure from the dharna, possibly. All kinds of opinions and information all over the place. So what do you think? I am of the opinion that he should not be allowed to leave. Given the family portfolio of vast wealth abroad, and his alleged expertise in various mills in his career, he was well placed ed to build whatever medical facilities he wanted to in Pakistan. I think he should be given assess to the same medical facilities as any other prisoner in Pakistan, and if that includes hospitalisation, it should be at one of the hospitals he built for his awam that he apparently cares so much about, during his tenures as a three-time premier. That would be fair. On the other hand, if he does leave, I think it will take a huge amount of work from IK to persuade his supporters that he has not betrayed one of his pivotal promises of accountability and the end of VIP culture.