LHC to hear Maryam’s plea seeking removal of her name from ECL on Dec 9
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) will hold hearing into the plea filed by Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz seeking removal of her name from the Exit Control List (ECL) on Dec 9.
A two-member LHC bench headed by Justice Ali Baqir Najfi will hear the case.
Daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam on Saturday filed a petition in the high court to strike her name off the ECL.
“I want to look after my ailing father in London. Therefore, I should be returned my passport and be allowed to go abroad for six weeks, until the final verdict will be announced in the case,” she pleaded to the high court.
She said her name was put on the no-fly list without issuing her any notice, which violated her basic rights.
The federal government, director Federal Investigation Agency Lahore, deputy director general Immigration and Passport Lahore, chairman National Accountability Bureau and director general NAB Lahore have been made party in the petition.
She said she had come back to the country in Al-Azizia reference leaving her ailing mother to serve the sentence.
On Dec 6, the NAB had filed a plea in the Supreme Court (SC) seeking cancellation of the PML-N leader’s bail petition.
The NAB plea had asked to dismiss the petition filed by Maryam Nawaz and revoke the verdict announced by the Lahore High Court on Nov 4 in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. The accountability watchdog had said that the LHC gave its verdict against the ruling of the top court.
It had said that the high court had given its verdict based on evidence in the bail plea which could affect the trial.
The LHC had reserved its verdict in the plea in October and announced it on Nov 4, granting the bail.
Maryam Nawaz had been directed to submit two surety bonds worth Rs10 million each. The verdict was announced by a two-member bench headed by Justice Baqir Ali Najfi.
The high court had also directed the daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to submit her passport with the court otherwise she would have to submit Rs70 million extra as surety.