LHC orders removal of Shehbaz’s name from ECL

Published: March 26, 2019
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Shehbaz Sharif. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Shehbaz Sharif. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday ordered the removal of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL), reported Express News.

Earlier this month, Shehbaz had approached the LHC challenging the decision of the federal government to place his name on the no-fly list.

Shehbaz Sharif barred from travelling abroad

The writ petition, filed through Advocate Azam Nazir Tarar, contended that the ban on Shehbaz’s international travel was in violation of his fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution.

The former Punjab chief minister was arrested by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in October last year for alleged misuse of authority and involvement in the Ashiana Housing Scheme case.

His name was placed on the ECL in February.

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  • zafar
    Mar 26, 2019 - 2:36PM

    the govt should challenge he court order on the basis that he has many other cases pending including Model Town. Recommend

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