Islamabad: The government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday has withdrawn its appeal from Supreme Court (SC) against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif’s abroad travel.
At the hearing, the Minister of Justice told the Supreme Court that Sheikh Baz Sharif had also withdrawn his request from the Lahore High Court (LHC), and Judge Ijaz-ul-Ahsan said that this meant that the matter was now over.
Subsequently, the court rejected the case.
Earlier, the LHC approved Shehbaz Sharif’s withdrawal of all requests to remove his name from the blacklist.
Amjad Pervez, a lawyer for the PML-N leader, said his client wanted to withdraw his petition. He said the government has challenged the Supreme Court’s order.
The lawyer said that its court’s duty to protect the rights of the citizens.
Prevuiously, 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 gave one-time permission to Oppositon Leader of National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif to go abroad for medical treatment.
However, the federal government banned him from traveling abroad and announced that it challenged the court’s decision.