LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday granted a 14-day extension to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz Sharif for his stay in London.
In a petition filed on Monday, Hamza had sought an extension to attend to his newborn daughter, who has been diagnosed with a serious cardiac issue and, according to doctors, must undergo life-saving surgery.
The petition was filed by Hamza’s lawyer Azam Nazeer Tarar.
Justice Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan passed the orders on an application filed by Hamza Shahbaz seeking 14-day extension in his foreign stay.
Earlier, Advocate Azam Nazir Tarar on behalf of Hamza Shahbaz submitted that his client wanted to stay in London for the treatment of his newborn daughter, who was scheduled to undergo a cardiac procedure due to complications at birth.
He assured that his client would immediately come back on her recovery and requested the court to grant 14-day extension in his stay.
However, a law officer opposed the request saying that Hamza Shahbaz should come back within stipulated time.
But, the court after hearing arguments of the parties granted 14-day extension in Hamza Shahbaz’s foreign stay.
Hamza Shehbaz arrived in London on February 3 after the LHC gave the Punjab Assembly opposition leader one-time permission to leave the country. He had initially been granted permission for a period of 10-days and his name was removed from the Exit Control List (ECL).
Hamza, who left for London earlier this month, is facing an investigation by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case and for holding assets beyond his declared sources of income.