'Good decision indeed': China hails Pakistan court verdict to remove Nawaz Sharif from ECL

02:07 PM | 18 Nov, 2019
'Good decision indeed': China hails Pakistan court verdict to remove Nawaz Sharif from ECL
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ISLAMABAD - A Chinese diplomat on Monday welcomed the Lahore High Court's (LHC) decision to allow ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for treatment.

In a tweet, former deputy chief of mission Chinese Embassy in Islamabad Lijian Zhao said: "This decision by the Lahore High Court is a decision in need. Thus, a good decision indeed."

https://twitter.com/zlj517/status/1196236598519595008

Currently, he holds the position of Deputy Director-General, Information Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China

Zhao was replaced by DCM and Minister Counsellor Pang Chunxue at the embassy.

Earlier on Saturday, the Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered the unconditional removal of ailing Nawaz Sharif 's name from the no-fly list, allowing him to travel abroad from his treatment.

The former prime minister has been given four weeks period, which is extendable on the basis of medical reports, said a verdict announced by a two-member bench headed by Justice Ali Baqir Najafi and comprising of Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem

The court announced its decision on a petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif seeking unconditional approval for the removal of his brother's name from the ECL.