Nawaz, Shehbaz submit written undertaking before LHC to remove former PM’s name from ECL

Nawaz, Shehbaz submit written undertaking before LHC to remove former PM’s name from ECL

Lahore (Staff Report/Agencies): Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday submitted written undertaking before the Lahore High Court (LHC), assuring former prime minister’s return to Pakistan.


A two-judge bench, comprising Justice Ali Baqar Najafi and Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem, is hearing the petition challenging the government's condition of furnishing indemnity bonds in order to secure the removal of ailing Nawaz's name from the Exit Control List (ECL).

The court directed Nawaz and his brother Shehbaz to submit a written undertaking about the former PM's travel abroad for medical treatment.

“As soon as doctors abroad permit [Nawaz to return], he will come back to the country without wasting a moment,” said the handwritten undertaking submitted by the PML-N legal team to the court.

"Nawaz Sharif will return and face the cases against him in court," it added.

The two-page document pointed out the former premier was leaving the country on the "recommendations of Pakistani doctors".

The hearing has been adjourned until 2:30pm.