Federal Cabinet discusses Nawaz’s departure

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

19th Nov, 2019. 01:21 pm
PM Imran Khan chairs federal cabinet meeting today

Federal Cabinet has discussed the decision of Lahore High Court (LHC) regarding the removal of ex-PM Nawaz Sharif’s name from Exit Control List (ECL) and allowing him to travel abroad for medical treatment without submitting indemnity bond.

As per the details, Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the meeting.

During the meeting, the participants also discussed the ongoing political situations and gave recommendations for the improvement of the economic crisis being faced by the country.

The meeting was summoned by PM Imran, directing the legal team of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government to brief the members after deeply analyzing the LHC verdict.

Earlier, while rejecting the objection by the federal government on its proposed draft, the LHC had ordered to remove the name of former premier from ECL and allowed him to travel abroad to get health treatment for four weeks.

A two-member bench of LHC comprising Justice Ali Baqar Najafi and Justice Sardar Naeem rejected the condition of indemnity bond to be submitted by Nawaz Sharif.

The federal government had set a condition for Nawaz Sharif to pay the Rs7 billion surety bond if he wants to travel abroad for medical treatment. The government had also given only one-time four-week permission to ailing Sharif to get his medical treatment in London.

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