ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the government’s legal team to prepare and present a report on the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) verdict pertaining to the removal of former PM Nawaz Sharif’s name from the(ECl).
Sources said that the legal team would present the report in the upcoming session of the cabinet meeting. The prime minister and his cabinet members will prepare a strategy on how to deal with the situation during the meeting as well, as per sources.
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday allowed to get rid of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s name in the Exit Control List (ECL) without any requirements for a period of time of four months.
On Friday, the LHC called the plea admissible regarding the removal of former premier Nawaz Sharif’s name in the ECL to a conditional basis — the authorities had said it would allow a’one-time consent’ supplied Nawaz Sharif deposited surety bonds values Rs7-7.5 billion.
In its conclusion, the LHC said that in case Nawaz’s health does not improve then the time-period can be extended, adding that the government officials are going to be able to contact Nawaz throughout the Pakistani embassy.
Throughout the hearing today, the LHC introduced petitioner Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and also the federal government’s advises a planned draft about the undertaking.
The High Court earlier said that it might create its own draft of Shehbaz’s undertaking guaranteeing the return of his brother — Nawaz Sharif — to Pakistan, after the wolf and the authorities guides couldn’t reach an agreement on the phrasing of the draft and its own provisions.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to cancel official and party engagements for 2 days and will spend his weekend at Bani Gala along with his family, sources said.
According to sources, the official and party program of the prime minister for Saturday and Sunday was cancelled. The minister didn’t preside or hold any meetings on Saturday and it’s anticipated he won’t take any meetings today .
The prime minister’s meetings and party meeting are generally held at his Bani Gala residence.
Last year, while addressing a ceremony marking the 100 days of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government in power, the prime minister had said he had taken only a single holiday since coming into the government.”