In a surprise, top Chinese diplomat responds over Nawaz Sharif name removal from the ECL: Report

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In a surprise, top Chinese diplomat responds over Nawaz Sharif name removal from the ECL: Report

ISLAMABAD - Chinese diplomat on Monday welcomed the Lahore High Court's (LHC) decision to allow former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for treatment.

In a tweet, Chinese embassy's former deputy chief of mission (DCM), Lijian Zhao, said, "This decision by the Lahore High Court is a decision in need. Thus, a good decision indeed."

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This decision by the #LahoreHighCourt link is a decision in need, thus a good decision indeed. link status/1195689134796374021 … link Radio Pakistan ✔@RadioPakistan link

#LahoreHighCourt directs to remove name of former Prime Minister #NawazSharif unconditionally from Exit Control List for four weeks for his treatment link -directs-to-remove-nawazs-name-unconditionally-from-ecl-for-four-week link link

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The LHC on Saturday permitted to remove former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from the Exit Control List (ECL) without any conditions for a time period of four weeks.

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.