PML-N moves LHC for removal of Nawaz’ name from ECL

PML-N moves LHC for removal of Nawaz’ name from ECL

Lahore (Staff Report/Agencies): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Thursday filed a petition in the Lahore High Court (LHC) to remove former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL).

Earlier, addressing a press conference, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif said the government’s demand to submit indemnity bonds to secure permission for the party supremo to travel abroad was, in fact, demanding "ransom" and the decision was not acceptable to the PML-N in any condition.

On Wednesday, Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem said,"Keeping in mind his adverse critical medical condition, Nawaz Sharif will be given four-week long, one-time permission to travel abroad for medical treatment.”

"This permission will be subject to Nawaz Sharif or Shehbaz Sharif submitting an indemnity bond to the tune of roughly Rs7-7.5 billion to the satisfaction of additional secretary to the Ministry of Interior," the minister added.

PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said that that the conditional departure set by the government for former premier Nawaz Sharif was illegal and unlawful.