LAHORE:The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday accorded approval on an application filed by Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz for extension of his stay in London to tend to his newborn daughter with cardiac issues.
Earlier today, the opposition leader filed a request seeking a permission to extend his stay for a week, as his newborn daughter is to undergo a cardiac procedure in London due to complications at birth.
The high court then granted an approval to extend the London stay of Hamza Shehbaz for the requested period of time.
Sources said the baby was moved to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital immediately after her birth owing to her serious condition. She is suffering from a heart complication as doctors have recommended an urgent surgery to save the baby’s life.
The baby’s parents had been informed about her condition prior to her birth.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader left for London on Feb 3 after the Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered his name to be taken off the Exit Control List. It had granted him a one-time exemption to travel abroad.
Earlier, Hamza Shahbaz had informed the LHC in writing about his schedule of visit that he would depart for London on February 3 and scheduled to return on February 12.
The opposition leader is facing a number of corruption inquiries, including alleged accumulation of assets beyond his known sources of income, financial irregularities in the Saaf Pani Company and illegal construction of a bridge at the expense of taxpayers’ money to facilitate the Ramzan Sugar Mills.
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