Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif (File pic)
Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif (File pic)

Maryam Nawaz moves court a second time seeking removal from no-fly list

ANI | Updated: Dec 21, 2019 17:11 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec 21 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz, on Saturday submitted a second petition with the Lahore High Court (LHC) seeking the removal of her name from the Exit Control List (ECL).
The petition has been set for hearing by a two-member bench headed by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi on Monday, December 23, Dawn reported.
Maryam, the daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif who is currently undergoing treatment in London, had first approached the court with this request two weeks ago on December 7.
On December 9, the court disposed of the petition and directed the government's review committee to decide on the matter within seven days.
In the latest petition filed by her lawyers, Muhammad Amjad Pervaiz and Azam Nazeer Tarar, the PML-N vice president is once again seeking one-time permission to travel abroad for six weeks from the date of departure.
"The respondent government be kindly directed to delete the name of the petitioner from Exit Control List forthwith. Meanwhile, pending the disposal of the instant petition, the petitioner may kindly be granted one-time permission to travel abroad for six weeks from the date of departure," the petition reads.
Along with her father, the government had decided to place Maryam's name on the ECL on August 20, 2018. Maryam is currently free on bail in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case, in which she is a suspect, but her name remains on the no-fly list.
Nawaz Sharif, on the other hand, travelled to London last month after the government and courts granted him permission to fly abroad on medical grounds. (ANI)

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