LHC rejected govt’s condition of indemnity bonds: Shehbaz Sharif


LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday thanked nation for praying for health of Nawaz Sharif and said the court has given its verdict on human grounds.He said there was no need to ask for indemnity bonds from government. Shehbaz said the court has rejected the condition set by the government.

Shehbaz said that he hoped the former prime minister would recover soon from his illness and return to Pakistan.”The delay which was created as a result of the government s decision has been ended today by the court s verdict,” he said.

While rejecting the objection by federal government on its proposed draft, the Lahore High Court earleir ordered to remove name of former premier from Exit Control List (ECL) and allowed him to travel abroad to get health treatment for four weeks.

The federal government had objected to the draft prepared by Lahore High Court (LHC) over the terms of Nawaz Sharif s travel abroad and specifically his return to Pakistan.

The proposed draft states that Nawaz Sharif has been given 4 weeks for his treatment but he can avail extension if health condition is not better. It added that the government can contact former premier through foreign embassy.

The federal government had set condition for Nawaz Sharif to pay 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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