Islamabad: Shehbaz Sharif, chairman of the PML-N National Assembly and leader of the opposition party, cannot fly out of the country because his name is listed on the Export Control List (ECL).
Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed (Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed) announced at a press conference today that after the approval of the Federal Cabinet, Shebaz’s name has been included in the no-fly list.
“The case against Shehbaz Sharif would have suffered delays if he was permitted to fly out of the country,” Rasheed opined. “Five members of the Sharif family have already absconded,” he said.
He said Shehbaz is himself a guarantor of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, Who is in London, and instead of bringing him back to the country, he tried to flee himself.
“Nawaz Sharif didn’t return to the country, how would Shehbaz have flown back?” he asked.
He said the opposition leader had booked a flight to Qatar the day after the Lahore High Court allowed him to fly abroad.
“Shehbaz faces a Rs7 billion asset case. It would be difficult to bring him back if he flees abroad,” the interior minister said. Four people have already turned approvers in the case against Shehbaz, he revealed.