Shehbaz set for 'quick visit' to London to meet grandchildren

Govt removed former Punjab CM from no-fly list on April 4

News Desk April 09, 2019
A file photo of Shehbaz Sharif with his grandchildren. PHOTO: SHEHBAZ SHARIF

Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday announced he was set for a "quick visit" to London to meet his grandchildren and carry out his own medical check-up after his  name was removed from the Exit Control List (ECL).

Shehbaz spoke out via Twitter, saying that "because of judicial grace exercised by the honourable courts, I am now on bail and my name has been taken off the ECL".

He added that "in these circumstances, I am going to take a quick visit to London to see my grandchildren and go through my own medical check up and return soon".

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader also lamented missing out on the birth of two of his grandchildren.

"My younger son was blessed with a boy while my elder son had a baby girl after 20 years of marriage," he said, adding that the baby girl had to undergo major heart surgery in London within a week of birth.

The former Punjab chief minister said he was unable to see them till now because of his detention and his name being on ECL.

The federal government had removed Shehbaz from the no-fly list on April 4.

The opposition leader is accused of money laundering, having assets beyond means and misuse of authority in different cases.