Petition seeking to place Shahbaz, Rana on ECL: LHC issues notice to interior ministry to respond


LAHORE Sept 25 (TNS): The Lahore High Court on Monday issued notice to interior ministry to respond to a petition seeking to place the names of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and former Inspector General Mushtaq Sukhera on the Exit Control List.

Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) through its counsel Ishtiaq Chaudhry filed the petition, requesting the court to put the names of Shahbaz, Rana and former IGP on the ECL.

After initial hearing, a bench of LHC issued notice to interior ministry to file response to the petition within two weeks.

Chaudhry submitted that the high court has ordered the Model Town incident inquiry report by Justice Mazahir Ali Baqir Najafi to be made public.

This has raised optimism that the incident which occurred in 2014 causing the death of fourteen people and injuries to around one hundred will reach its logical conclusion and the justice will be served, he added.

The counsel argued that the three are responsible for the incident and are likely to flee the country if the trial in the case starts. Therefore, he pleaded with the court to bar from going abroad until the conclusion of trial in the case.