PML-N moves to court for Nawaz Sharif’s removal from ECL

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The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) has approached the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday, for the removal of former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s name from Exit Control List (ECL).

In the hearing today at the Lahore High Court (LHC), Nawaz’s counsel argued before the court that at the time of granting the bail, there were no conditions set upon the former prime minister.

Following which this, the LHC asked the Attorney General to tell the court whether the fine imposed by the government was a part of the accountability court’s verdict.

“Does the ECL ordinance give the centre authority to give permission for a one-time visit abroad?” said the court.

The AG asked the court to grant him a one-day permission to respond in the case, following which the hearing was adjourned until Friday.

The government on Wednesday agreed to let the former prime minister travel abroad to seek specialized care, for a four-week period, provided he submits an indemnity bonds worth Rs7 billion.

Talking to the media, Law Minister Farogh Naseem said that keeping in mind Sharif’s adverse critical medical condition, “he will be given four-week long, one-time permission to travel abroad for medical treatment.”

However, the PML-N has rejected the government’s conditional offer to travel abroad.

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