ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday said that it had no objection on former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s going for treatment abroad on humanitarian basis, local media quoted sources as saying.
However, the accountability watchdog reportedly said, the final decision regarding striking Nawaz’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL) should be taken by the government.
Federal Cabinet’s sub-committee met on Tuesday to discuss an application filed by Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) President Shahbaz Sharif seeking removal of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s name from the no-fly list on humanitarian grounds.
Federal Law Minister Dr Farogh Naseem presided over the meeting.
The recommendations of the sub-committee meeting will also be presented at the federal cabinet meeting today.
“The process is underway to remove name of Nawaz Sharif from the ECL. The government does not place people’s name on the ECL, rather they are placed on recommendations of the NAB and the courts,” Firdous Ashiq Awan had said while addressing media in Islamabad.
She had said the former PM was convicted by an accountability court in the case in which the NAB was the complainant. She expressed hope that the NAB would give its recommendations in one day.
The Sharif family has requested the Interior Ministry to strike off Nawaz’s name from the no-fly list so that he could get treatment from London.
On Oct 28, Chief Executive Sharif Medical City and physician of the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Dr Adnan Khan said that Nawaz Sharif was critically unwell.