The Lahore High Court on Wednesday (Jan 16) has granted permission to Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz to travel abroad for 10 days. It is pertinent to note that Hamza’s name had been placed on the Exit Control List last year. Earlier Hamza had told the reasons to travel abroad as he wants to see his ailing wife, undergoing medical treatment in the United Kingdom.
Earlier the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has approached the Ministry of Interior for placing the names of Hamza Shehbaz Sharif and his brother Salman Shehbaz on the Exit Control List (ECL). NAB in a letter argued that both brothers are under investigation, therefore names should be placed on ECL. NAB had launched inquiry against Salman and Hamza that Rs 200 million was paid from the national exchequer to construct bridge in Chiniot which allegedly facilitates Ramzan Sugar Mills owned by Sharif family. Shehbaz brothers also being investigated over possessing assets beyond means case.
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