Federal Cabinet’s sub-committee will meet against today (Nov 13)at 10 AM to deliberate on lifting Nawaz Sharif’s name from Exit Control List (ECL). As per details garnered, the stalemate persisted as Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) has refused to submit surety bonds.
Sources claimed that a one-and-a-half hour meeting was held between the former prime minister and his brother, Shehbaz Sharif, at Jati Umra. The Sharif brothers’ departure for London remains unconfirmed. Sources within the Sharif family also stated that an air ambulance had also not been called to transport Sharif from Pakistan to London for medical treatment.
Talking to media, PML-N leader Ata Tarar said there was no necessity whatsoever to submit surety bonds again as same were submitted in the court few days earlier.
Later talking to media, Law Minister Farogh Naseem stated that verdict in this regard has been reserved. However, he added that no specific time has been ascertained to announce the verdict. “The matter cannot proceed if the documentation is not complete,” the law minister said, adding that the meeting had already considered several aspects.
He added, “Verdict will be announced on merit. Our [sub-committee’s] recommendations will be forwarded to federal cabinet. Then, federal cabinet will decide whether to remove Nawaz’s name from ECL or not.”
Earlier today, Federal Cabinet had conditionally sanctioned removing Nawaz’s name from ECL.
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17 November, 2019