The Sources say that FIA staff stopped Shehbaz Sharif from immigration counter at Allama Iqbal International airport and informed him that his name was still on black list in their record.
LHC judge Justice Ali Baqir Najfi allowed petition of Shehbaz Sharif who is also Opposition Leader in National Assembly seeking travel abroad for medical treatment. The court ordered to remove his name from Exit Control List (ECL).
Advocate Amjad Pervaiz had appeared before the court and argued that Shehbaz Sharif was arrested in connection with Ashiana and Ramzan Sugar Mills cases in 2018 but he got bail in February 2019. He said his name was still on Exit Control List (ECL) and it was removed on direction of the LHC.
He contended that step of putting his client’s name on the blacklist was illegal as he had not been served any notice. At this, the court questioned a deputy attorney general whether name of Shahbaz Sharif had been put on blacklist.
On which Shehbaz Sharif that he could not assist the court without taking instructions from the concerned quarters. The court directed the law officer for taking instructions from concerned quarters and adjourned hearing for short time.
It may be mentioned here that Shehbaz Sharif had moved a petition in LHC, submitting that he was a cancer survivor and needs to go abroad for treatment, but the federal government had put his name on the blacklist.