FIA stops Shehbaz from flying to London: PML N
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has allegedly stopped the Pakistan Muslim League (N) Chief Mian Shehbaz Sharif from flying to London on Saturday morning. Mr. Sharif was going to London via Qatar after the court granted bail in a money laundering case a few days back.
The Lahore High Court (LHC) had allowed Mr. Sharif to go abroad only for medical treatment.
Speaking to the media early Saturday morning, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said that two FIA officials were present in court when the LHC issued an order allowing Shehbaz to travel abroad. The court order also mentioned the flight number the PML-N president would take to fly to Qatar, Aurangzeb said.
“When Shehbaz Sharif came to the airport today, FIA officials stopped him and said he could not travel because there was another list, a ‘person-not-in-list’,” she said, adding that according to the FIA, the system had not been updated yet after the court order.
Terming it “malafide” intention, Aurangzeb said that the present government’s priorities were focused on “Shehbaz Sharif” and political opponents instead of providing electricity, water, sugar and wheat to citizens.
She claimed that Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Adviser to Prime Minister on Accountability and Interior Shahzad Akbar had been issuing statements saying they “did not accept” the order and they would make “complete efforts to stop Shehbaz”.