ISLAMABAD: Secretary of the Interior on Thursday, on court’s directives, received the summary of removing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Mian Shehbaz Sharif’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL).
Earlier on March 26, Lahore High Court (LHC) issued directives to remove the name of former chief minister Punjab Mian Shehbaz Sharif’s name from the ECL.
A three-judge bench headed by Justice Malik Shehzad heard on a petition filed by PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif.
During the hearing, Shehbaz’s counsel stated that Shehbaz, whenever summoned, has appeared before the Accountability Watchdogs.
According to the detailed verdict, NAB failed to prove allegations against former CM Punjab in LHC.
Shehbaz’s counsel maintained that the interior ministry still didn’t remove Shehbaz’s name from ECL despite LHC orders.
The writ petition, filed through Advocate Azam Nazir Tarar, contended that the ban on Shehbaz’s international travel was in violation of his fundamental rights guaranteed under the constitution.
According to Shehbaz’s counsel, the Opposition Leader in NA wanted to visit London to see his ailing granddaughter who was suffering from cardiac issues.
Shehbaz maintained that he is currently a president of PML-N and opposition leader in the National Assembly. His counsel requested the court to declare the federal government notification as null and void and should allow Shehbaz to travel abroad.