PTI govt unaware of economy, nation's problems: Shehbaz Sharif

LHC seeks reply from govt on Shehbaz’s plea against stopping him to travel abroad


Lahore: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has sought a written response from the Federal Government on Wednesday. Until May 26, the request was for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and National Assembly Opposition Leader Sheba Shehbaz Sharif opposed. Allow him to travel abroad.

At the hearing, the deputy prosecutor of the LHC was instructed to participate in the proceedings.

Earlier, the High Court withdrew its objection to Shehbaz Sharif’s petition prohibiting the federal government from traveling abroad.

LHC judge Justice Ali Baqir Najfi remarked that the PML-N leader was allowed to travel abroad for only one time. Shehbaz Sharif’s lawyer Azam Nazeer expressed concerns over federation’s move to stop his client at airport and termed it as disappointing.

The counsel told that Shehbaz Sharif wants to go abroad for medical checkup. The system will be disturbed if the government continues to treat judicial order in this way, he added.

Earlier, Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid had announced that the name of PML-N president was included in Exit Control List (ECL). National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had recommended to put Shehbaz Sharif’s name on the ECL as it was investigating a corruption case of seven billion rupees against him, he pointed.

On May 7, the LHC approved a one-time approval for Shehbaz Sharif, leader of the opposition party in the National Assembly, to go abroad for treatment. However, the federal government banned him from traveling abroad and announced that it objected to the court’s decision.

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