The Lahore High Court on Tuesday (March 26) ordered to remove the name of former chief minister of Punjab and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president Shehbaz Sharif from the Exit Control List.
Earler Shehbaz had filed a petition in the Lahore High Court, in which his lawyer conusellor argued that the PML-N leader had been appearing before the National Accountability Bureau in every inquiry and cooperating with the anti-corruption watchdog in every way.
Meanwhile speaking at a news conference, Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaurdhy announced that the government would be challenging the Lahore High Court’s decision in the Supreme Court of Pakistan adding that “There is a record of Sharif family members leaving the country and not coming back,” said Chaudhry.
Shehbaz Sharif’s name was added to the ECL on February 22 in the Ashiana Iqbal Housing case, after he was arrested by the NAB in the probe on October 5, 2018. He was released on bail on February 14.
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23 June, 2019