LHC grants 14-day extension to Hamza Shahbaz for London stay

Published February 11, 2019
PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz said he has to stay in London where his newborn daughter must undergo a life-saving cardiac procedure. ─ File photo
PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz said he has to stay in London where his newborn daughter must undergo a life-saving cardiac procedure. ─ File photo

Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday gave PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz permission to extend his stay in London by 14 days.

Hamza is facing a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigation into Ramzan Sugar Mills and holding assets beyond his known sources of income. He flew to London in the first week of February after the court ordered the removal of his name from the Exit Control List and granted him conditional permission to travel abroad for 10 days.

Lawyer Azam Nazeer Tarar filed Hamza's petition today on behalf of the PML-N leader.

Hamza, in his petition, appealed to the court to allow him to stay on in London for two more weeks with his newborn daughter, who is to undergo a cardiac procedure due to complications at birth.

He will return as soon as she recovers, the petition stated.

Doctors have advised Shahbaz and his wife that their child must undergo the life-saving surgery, a PML-N member quoted in an earlier Dawn report said.

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