New developments reported over Maryam Nawaz Sharif passport issue in Lahore High Court
LAHORE: New developments reported over Maryam Nawaz Sharif passport issue in Lahore High Court.
A two-member bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday has conducted hearing on Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz’s plea seeking return of her passport.
During the proceedings headed by Justice Ali Baqir Najfi, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) submitted its reply regarding the matter.
Subsequently, the court has adjourned the hearing till Decrmber 26.
On Dec 9, LHC had declared Maryam Nawaz’s petition seeking removal of her name from Exit Control List (ECL) as inadmissible and directed her to approach the interior ministry.
Afterwards, Federal Cabinet, under the supervision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, had opposed to send her abroad.
Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda urged the government not to exclude Maryam’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL). Several ministers, including PM Imran, agreed with his opinion.
In November, Maryam Nawaz had been granted bail by LHC in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case against two surety bonds worth 10 million and submission of her passport.
On August 8, NAB team had detained Maryam Nawaz outside the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore for skipping appearance in Chaudhry Sugar Mills due to meeting with her father Nawaz Sharif.