The Lahore High Court (LHC) has granted permission on Wednesday to provincial Opposition Leader Hamza Shehbaz to travel abroad for 10 days.
It is important to mention that Hamza submitted a plea in court to remove his name from the Exit Control List (ECL).
A haring led by Justice Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan gave a notice to the Federal Investigation Agency and urged their response as well.
Provincial opposition leader is advised by the court to return back within the granted period of time and face rest of of the inquiry that is stacked against him.
Additional attorney general during the course of hearing said the court had already made a decision pertaining to judicial jurisdiction.
“Remember what the chief justice of Pakistan said regarding placing a chief minister’s name on the ECL. He stated that placing a CM’s name on the no exit list ruins the country’s reputation worldwide,” Justice Khan commented.
He said that, “Why did an assumption prevail that the opposition leader will not return?” In reply, the additional attorney general told the court that Hamza’s name was not placed in ECL but his passport was blacklisted.
“His uncle was the prime minister, his father was the chief minister but still his name was placed on the list,”said Hmaza’s lawyer and told that he did not leave the country in Musharraf’s era.