LAHORE (92 News) – Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif was barred to travel abroad due to the ongoing case against him for owning assets beyond known sources of income.
According to the reports, the name of Shehbaz Sharif has been placed on the provisional national identification list (PNIL) or ‘stop list’, barring him from travelling abroad.
Pakistan Muslim League-N's president name was placed on the stop list at the request of the interior ministry, which bars him from travelling internationally for the next 30 days.
It was also reported that the interior ministry has completed a summary to place Shehbaz’s name on the ECL which will be sent to the federal cabinet. Moreover, the PML-N leader’s name will remain in the provisional national identification list till he is placed on the ECL.
NAB request Interior Ministry to place Shehbaz name on ECL
On Monday, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has recommended the name of former Punjab chief minister for placing into ECL to Ministry of Interior in assets beyond income case.
The anti-graft watchdog has written a letter to the Ministry of Interior for placing name of Shehbaz Sharif on ECL. In the letter, the NAB stated that PML-N leader is facing assets beyond income case and the case is under investigation.
As per reports, the opposition leader is scheduled to fly to London to be with his ailing granddaughter diagnosed with a cardiac disease and operated on last week. The newborn remains critical in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital.
The sources said the NA opposition leader will leave Lahore for London on Tuesday. His son Hamza is already in London with his newborn daughter.
It is pertinent to mention here that the NAB
recent recommendations revealed that it is going to tighten PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif.
Shehbaz Sharif, other accused indicted in Ashiyana housing scam
Earlier today, Accountability Court Judge Najamul Hassan Bukhari indicted Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and other accused in the Ashiyana Housing scam.
However, the accused, including Shehbaz Sharif, Fawad Hassan Fawad, Ahad Cheema, Shahid Shafiq, Bilal Qadwai and Imtiaz Haider, denied the charges.
Shehbaz Sharif said: “I make an oath before Allah Almighty that the case against us is false.”
The court ordered to give the copies of the statements to the accused. Shehbaz Sharif’s counsels exchanged hot words with the NAB prosecutor. The court reprimanded the Shehbaz Sharif’s counsels over the issue.
Earlier on February 14, the Lahore High Court (LHC) had granted bail to Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif in the Ashiyana Housing Scheme.
The two-member bench headed by Justice Malik Shahzad Ahmed announced the verdict that was reserved earlier.
The court rejected the bail plea of Fawad Hassan Fawad in assets beyond known sources of income case. However, he was granted bail in the Ashiyana Housing scandal.
The court had remarked that Shehbaz Sharif was not the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Ramazan Sugar Mills.
Shehbaz Sharif, in the Ashiyana-e-Iqbal housing scam, is accused of cancelling the award of the project to successful bidder M/s Chaudhry Latif and Sons and instead obliging M/s Lahore Casa Developers (JV) — a proxy group of M/s Paragon City (Pvt) Limited, which the bureau claims was developed by former railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique.