ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday directed the government’s legal team to review the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) decision that allowed Nawaz’s name to be removed from the Exit Control List and present a report in the next cabinet meeting.
Sources said that the legal team would present the report in the upcoming session of the cabinet meeting. The prime minister and his cabinet members will prepare a strategy on how to deal with the situation during the meeting as well, as per sources.
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday permitted to remove former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL) without any conditions for a time period of four weeks.
On Friday, the LHC called the plea admissible regarding the removal of former premier Nawaz Sharif’s name from the ECL on a conditional basis — the government had said it would allow a ‘one-time permission’ provided Nawaz Sharif deposited surety bonds worth Rs7-7.5 billion.
In its decision, the LHC said that in case Nawaz’s health doesn’t improve then the time period can be extended, adding that the government officials will be able to contact Nawaz through the Pakistani embassy.