Govt files review petition against LHC decision to remove Shehbaz name from Black List

Shehbaz also files miscellaneous petition in Lahore High Court to implement order

By: News Desk      Published: 03:17 PM, 17 May, 2021
Govt files review petition against LHC decision to remove Shehbaz name from Black List

The federal government has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) against Lahore High Court single bench order to remove Shehbaz Sharif's name from the blacklist, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The federal government through the Interior Minister pleaded the apex court to declare the May 7 order of LHC as ‘null and avoid’.

“Position of the Lahore High Court’s court cannot be upheld in the eyes of the law,” the review petition reads.  

“The LHC did not ask for any report or reply from the concerned authorities as there is no guarantee that Shehbaz Sharif will come back. Shehbaz Sharif is the guarantor of Nawaz Sharif's return,” the petition reads.

The Interior Minister said that Shehbaz Sharif's wife, son, daughter and son-in-law are already fugitives.

The review petition was made by Shehbaz Sharif and FIA parties. “Shehbaz Sharif's name was in the Provincial Identification List (PNIL). The Lahore High Court provided final relief without issuing notices. Lahore High Court's permission to go abroad is not justified,” the petition reads.

The Interior Ministry petition reads, “The single bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) ignored the facts and the decision was given unilaterally.”

“How a person involved in money laundering and corruption could be allowed to go abroad”, the TV channel reported quoting the petition filed by the government

Opposition leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has also filed a miscellaneous petition in the Lahore High Court (LHC) to implement the court order.

Shehbaz Sharif's lawyer Amjad Pervez Advocate has filed the miscellaneous petition.

The petition reads, “LHC allowed Shehbaz Sharif to go abroad but he was not given permission to travel abroad.”

The petition pleaded to the court to order on the implementation of the LHC order.

Reacting to the petition filed by the government, PML Spokesperson said, “Has Imran Khan ever approached SCP against flour, sugar, electricity, gas, medicine and LNG mafia in his two and half years tenure.”

She asked even if he approached the SCP for people not having bread and medicines.

She said, “SCP had already rejected the request of the government and NAB to include Shehbaz Sharif in ECL in October 2020. LHC has rejected the request of the government and NAB to include Shehbaz Sharif in ECL in March 2019.”

Earlier in the day, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed Monday confirmed that Shehbaz Sharif, Opposition Leader in the National Assembly, name has been placed in the Exit Control List (ECL) after cabinet approval.

He said: “Shehbaz Sharif was a guarantor in the Nawaz Sharif case but he was trying to flee from the country via confirmed air ticket.”  Sheikh Rasheed said that Shehbaz Sharif did not produce any medical report before the government.