Lahore: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday granted permission to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and former Special Assistant to Prime Minister, Shehbaz Gill, to travel to the United States for a four-week period.
A LHC three-member bench led by Chief Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti allowed the PTI leaders to travel to the US, and ordered the government authorities to remove his name from the Exit Control List.
The bench also sought reply from the government authorities regarding placing the name of Shahbaz Gill on the ECL.
Earlier, PTI leader Shahbaz Gill had approached the court with the plea against his name on the ECL. He said that the government authorities barred him from flying abroad as they placed his name in the no-fly list. He said that it was against the fundamental rights and the law.
The PTI leader said that he was innocent and was not involved even in any corruption case but the people who were in the power misusing their authority.
“It was nothing but based bad intention as he was being victimized on the political grounds,” said the PTI leader, asking the court to grant him permission to fly to the US.
Shahbaz Gill’s name was placed on the Exit Control List after the Islamabad administration asked the authorities concerned to add the name of Gill to no-fly list after a case was registered against him in Kohsar police station in Islamabad. Gill was accused of creating divide among the state institutions.
Talking to the reporters on the premises of the Lahore High Court (LHC), Shahbaz Gill expressed gratitude for his legal team for fighting for him.
During the talk, he came down hard upon Opposition Leader in National Assembly Raja Riaz, saying that he belonged to Faisalabad.
“Nobody takes him serious even in his area where he lives. He can’t even change TV channel by his own will before his wife. He is just wandering and does not understand where to go,” said Gill, adding that Raja Riaz was made as opposition leader and now he will have to reply in English.
“Now another petition has been moved against him in the LHC and he must know that he has to reply here rather than tearing the pages he was seen tearing in the parliament,” he added.