'No issue if LHC allows Nawaz'

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Accountability, Shahzad Akbar on Friday, said the federal government will accept the court decision if it allows former premier Nawaz to travel abroad for medical treatment. Rejecting the stance that the government was doing politics over the health of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, Shehzad Akbar said the government cannot remove the name of a convicted person from Exit Control List (ECL) as per law.”
“PML-N is doing politics over the health of Nawaz Sharif. Govt allowed one-time permission to Nawaz which was in the jurisdiction. Unfortunately, PML-N is politicizing the issue unnecessarily,” said Shahzad Akbar.
LHC had rejected a plea by the federal government and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) seeking to dismiss a petition of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for being “non-maintainable.”
A division bench, headed by Justice Ali Baqir Najafi, on Friday ruled that this court can hear the PML-N supremo’s petition through which he sought directives for the government to strike his name off the no-fly list so that he can go abroad for medical treatment.–Agencies