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LHC directs govt to file reply after reviewing Nawaz Sharif’s medical reports

LHC directs govt to file reply after reviewing Nawaz Sharif’s medical reports
January 20, 2020
LAHORE (92 News) – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday directed the government to file reply after reviewing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s medical reports on Monday. A two-member bench of the LHC headed by Justice Tariq Abbasi has conducted hearing on a plea seeking unconditional removal of Nawaz Sharif’s name from exit control list (ECL). During the hearing, the plaintiff stated that the IHC had already granted bail to the former premier on medical grounds.  Over the course of the hearing, the LHC bench recalled the former premier was allowed to go abroad for four weeks on the condition that he will return home after he is out and about. The court asked the government to go through his medical reports and inform the judges about its standpoint. A state counsel contended Nawaz Sharif should have moved a fresh plea if he intends to prolong his London stay. At this, the bench remarked the government could file a petition for bringing him back. The bench directed the government to decide whether it wants to file a petition for return of Nawaz Sharif or not after going through his medical reports. In November 2019, LHC had ordered to remove Nawaz’s name from ECL and allowed him to travel abroad to get health treatment for four weeks. Earlier, the medical board constituted by the Punjab government has declared the reports of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as incomplete. Sources said that blood reports of Nawaz Sharif have not been provided. The board said that neither information about platelets had been provided nor update about the genetic examination had been provided. Meanwhile, Amjad Pervez advocate, the counsel, has submitted the medical report of Nawaz Sharif in the Lahore High Court in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. “Nawaz Sharif is suffering from multiple diseases along with the cardiac disorder,” he stated. The court will hear the case on January 20.