PML-N decides to approach court over delay in departure of Nawaz


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13 Nov, 2019 9:55 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) has decided to approach the court over continuous delay in departure of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for not removing name from exit control list (ECL).

According to the sources, the Sharif family is convincing the PML-N quid to go for treatment abroad. The refusal by Nawaz Sharif was conveyed by his lawyers during the third meeting of the sub-committee of the federal cabinet.

Nawaz Sharif has refused to go abroad on the conditions put by the government. A long meeting of one hour and 30 minutes between PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif and Nawaz Sharif could not yield the results.

It is pertinent to mention here that the he federal cabinet conditionally approved the removal of Nawaz Sharif’s name from the ECL. As per the condition, Nawaz Sharif will have to deposit surety bonds before leaving the country. He will be allowed to leave the country after providing the guarantee.

As result, Nawaz Sharif’s departure for London could not be confirmed. Sources said that directions have not been issued to the air ambulance to reach Pakistan.

On the other hand, the PML-N will overview to approach the court regarding matter of deposit of surety bonds.

Earlier, a meeting of the sub-committee of the federal cabinet was held to decide on the removal of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s name from the ECL.

Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem is presided over the meeting. A personal physician of the former prime minister as well as PML-N’s Deputy Secretary Attaullah Tarrar, Special Assistant to PM on Accountability Shahzad Akbar also attended the meeting.

The secretary health and the head of medical board are briefing the sub-committee on the health of Nawaz Sharif. The recommendations of the sub-committee will be presented at the federal cabinet meeting today. The sub-committee has also summoned the NAB officials to the meeting.

The law minister said NAB should give a detailed briefing regarding the removal of Nawaz Sharif’s name from the ECL. A day earlier, the Interior Ministry has sent the matter of the removal of Nawaz Sharif’s name from the ECL to the sub-committee of the federal cabinet.

Sources said that the federal cabinet’s sub-committee has the authority to remove his name from the ECL. Federal Minister for Law Farogh Naseem heads the sub-committee. A meeting of the sub-committee is likely to be held on Wednesday.


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