PTI government gives a blow to former PM Nawaz Sharif in the LHC ECL case
LAHORE: *PTI government gives a blow to former PM Nawaz Sharif in the Lahore High Court Exit Control List case filed by the former PM Nawaz Sharif lawyers.*
The additional attorney general (AAG) has rejected the written undertaking submitted by the Sharif in the Lahore High Court.
The Sharif family had submitted a written undertaking in the Lahore High Court, ensuring that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will return back to the country after getting fit.
The two-member bench headed by Justice Ali Baqir Najafi, comprising Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem is hearing the plea filed by PML-N seeking unconditional removal of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s name from Exit Control List (ECL).
A handwritten affidavit was submitted by the lawyers of Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif in the court.
“The former premier will return back to the country, as soon he gets well”, the affidavit reads.
“Sharif will also face the cases registered against him.”
The affidavit was handed over to the government lawyers for review by the court. The AAG after reviewing the affidavit rejected it.
“The draft submitted by the Sharif family has legal obstacles”, the AAG said and added that we are making a draft for submission in the court.
Earlier, the Lahore High Court (LHC) asked the lawyers of the Sharif family to submit a written undertaking ensuring the return of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will return back to the country after treatment.
The bench in its remarked said that we want a peaceful solution to the matter. The court asked, can the condition be placed for removal of someone’s name from the ECL?