Shoaib Malik has been granted leave and will return home to deal with a personal issue, it was announced in a media release by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
He is expected to join the team in 10 days’ time.
The media release further added: “The PCB will not be making any further comments and fully expects all concerned to respect Shoaib’s privacy.”
Pakistan are currently playing practice matches against county sides before they face England in one off T20I and five-match ODI series.
They start their World Cup campaign on May 31 against the West Indies at Nottingham.