LAHORE - The Lahore High Court Thursday overruled an objection over the petition challenging foreign tours of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his stay at expensive hotels and other privileges he enjoyed unlawfully in and outside the country.

As the proceedings started Barrister Javed Iqbal Jafree argued that the objection by the Registrar Office was fictitious and against the public interest. He requested the judge to overrule the objection to his petition by the registrar office and his petition be allowed for hearing, so that the public interest could be protected.

After hearing the arguments of the petitioner, Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah of the LHC accepted the petition for hearing observing that the case was of great public interest. The case, however, will be fixed for proper hearing after Eidul Azha.

The registrar office had objected to the petition of Jafree that more than one petitions should be filed as much relief had been sought in a petition.

Barrister Jafree, through his petition had challenged foreign visits of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif along with his family members in special plane, his stay at expensive hotels and business deals for personal development, the public money he shifted abroad. The petitioner said that the sons of PM Nawaz had become citizens of the United Kingdom and doing their business there.

He prayed the court to put his and his family names on Exit Control List. He further prayed that the mental examination of Prime Minister Nawaz should also be conducted as he many times took a ban image to the country by serving people locally food items in foreign counties.