The Lahore High Court allowed Shahbaz Sharif to go abroad on medical grounds

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) has granted a petition filed by PML-N President and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif seeking removal of his name from the blacklist for medical treatment. allowed to.

Justice Ali Baqir Najafi of Lahore High Court heard the petition of Shahbaz Sharif and ruled on the petition to remove his name from the blacklist.

The court gave Shahbaz Sharif conditional permission to go abroad once.

The Lahore High Court, at the request of Shahbaz Sharif, directed the federal government, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), and the Director-General of Immigration and Passports to submit a report at the next hearing.

The court said in a written order that “the petitioner’s name is not currently on the Exit Control List (ECL) due to past behavior and travel information.”

The decision said: “The name of the petitioner is on the blacklist and even if it is present, the petitioner was not barred from going to the UK once as per the promise made before the court for his medical examination from 8 May 2021 to 3 July 2021.” Can go

Reacting to the Lahore High Court’s decision, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said, “Shahbaz Sharif had submitted this guarantee to the court to get Nawaz Sharif out.”

He said that now instead of giving notice to Shahbaz Sharif for giving a fake guarantee and recalling Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif himself is being sent out.

Earlier during the hearing, Shahbaz Sharif’s lawyer Amjad Pervez said that Shahbaz Sharif was first arrested in Ashiana in 2018 and after his arrest, a case was made against Ramzan Sugar Mills.

He said that bail was granted in February 2019 after which the government put the name in ECL but the High Court removed the name from ECL in March 2019.

Amjad Pervez said that after that the government came up with a new method and put the name on the blacklist. He said that Shahbaz Sharif has taken time for a check-up from Dr. Martin in the UK and he has tomorrow’s flight book.

Shahbaz Sharif’s lawyer told the court that no notice was given to the PML-N president to add his name to the blacklist. Amjad Pervez argued that Shahbaz Sharif is an opposition leader and it is illegal to blacklist him. On this, Justice Ali Baqir Najafi asked the Deputy Attorney General whether Shahbaz Sharif’s name is on any blacklist. He replied that the application was based on assumptions and that he could not assist the court without instructions.