Chinese diplomat welcomes LHC decision to remove former PM Nawaz from ECL

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A Chinese diplomat on Monday welcomed the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) decision to allow former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for treatment

In a tweet, Chinese embassy’s former deputy chief of mission (DCM), Lijian Zhao, said, “This decision by the Lahore High Court is a decision in need. Thus, a good decision indeed.”

This decision by the #LahoreHighCourt is a decision in need, thus a good decision indeed. https://twitter.com/RadioPakistan/status/1195689134796374021 …

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The LHC on Saturday permitted to remove former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from the Exit Control List (ECL) without any conditions for a time period of four weeks.

In its decision, the LHC said that in case Nawaz’s health doesn’t improve, then the time period can be extended, adding that the government officials will be able to contact Nawaz through the Pakistani embassy.