Thursday May 06 2021

Shahbaz Sharif moves LHC for removal of name from no-fly list

Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif arrives at the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court in Lahore on September 29, 2020. — AFP/File

LAHORE: PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif has approached the Lahore High Court (LHC) for removal of his name from the blacklist barring him from travelling abroad.

In his petition, moved through Senator Azam Nazeer Tarar and Advocate Amjad Pervez, Shahbaz has stated that after getting bail in Ashiana Housing and Ramzan Sugar Mills cases, he went abroad and came back.

The petition states that Shahbaz is a cancer survivor and needs to go abroad for treatment, but the federal government had put his name in the blacklist.

Shahbaz said that the act is a violation of fundamental rights.

He pleaded with the court to order the removal of his name from the blacklist.

The federal government, the Ministry of Interior and the Federal Investigation Agency have been named as respondents in the petition.

Shahbaz had also obtained bail from the LHC in a money laundering reference.

Justice Ali Baqar Najafi will hear the plea on May 7.