SC moved by NAB to reinstate Shehbaz Sharif on ECL

May 24, 2019

CJP Asif Saeed Khosa invited for speech at Cambridge University

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) challenged the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) order to remove Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif’s name from Exit Control List (ECL) in the Supreme Court of Pakistan Friday. NAB argued in its petition that Shehbaz Sharif was trying to ‘influence’ the probe and it’s feared that he might abscond or get underground. Anti-graft body stated that their investigation will also stop due to unavailability of the suspect. NAB expressed that co-accused Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Salman Shehbaz has already absconded to abroad. Anti-graft watchdogs requested the apex court to dismiss the LHC’s order and reinstate Shehbaz Sharif’s name on ECL. On May 14, Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif announced to return to Pakistan before the budget session for the fiscal year 2019-20 in the National Assembly (NA).

Shehbaz Sharif asserted that he is not out of the country for his joy but medical examinations. He said that all his medical results came positive due to the grace of God and he will be with his public soon. He said that the country has been stuck in the plethora of problems for which government has no concerns. “This trend of unemployment and inflation has shaken the country”, he added. Government’s failure did not stay hidden for too long and troubled nation is missing our reign now. Opposition leader laughed off the rumors of his escape and said that he will prove his rivals liars by coming back to the country after he is done with his medical tests. Meanwhile, Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa has been invited by the Cambridge University of United Kingdom for his speech, a press release from the Supreme Court (SC) said. Justice Asif Saeed Khosa has accepted the invitation for speech by the Cambridge University, London and he would deliver his address on June 9. It is pertinent to mention here that Justice Khosa is the first Pakistani personality who has been invited by the Cambridge University Union in its history of 200 years. Agencies