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LHC adjourns Maryam Nawaz’s plea to remove her name from ECL till Dec 26

LHC adjourns Maryam Nawaz’s plea to remove her name from ECL till Dec 26
December 23, 2019
LAHORE (92 News) – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday adjourned Maryam Nawaz’s plea to remove her name from the exit control list (ECL) till December 26. A two-member bench will hear the plea of the PML-N leader. The prosecution told the court that the federal cabinet will announce the verdict on the PML-N leader’s application on Tuesday. The court ruled that they would look into the matter after the government’s decision in this regard. On December 18, the sub-committee of Cabinet had reserved decision on removing Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz’s name from exit control list (ECL). According to the details garnered, the cabinet sub-committee was held under the chair of Federal Minister for Law Farogh Naseem. The sources said that the representative of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) opposed removing Maryam’s name from the ECL. During the session, Maryam Nawaz’s representative Atta Tarar had adopted a stance that the PML-N vice president is not wanted to any institution and never missed any appearance of the court. Earlier, the Lahore High Court (LHC) had referred Maryam Nawaz’s plea for removal of her name from the exit control list (ECL) to the review committee of the federal government. The court also ordered the review committee to make decision on the application in a week. Justice Baqar Najafi remarked that the petitioner should first file a review petition with the federal government. When referred to the Nawaz Sharif case, the court remarked that Nawaz Sharif had filed the review application and the cabinet had allowed him to go abroad. Azam Nazir Tarar contended that they have come to court because it had granted Maryam Nawaz the bail. “Why can Maryam Nawaz not be allowed to go abroad if 16 people, including Ayyan Ali, have been permitted to go abroad?” he said. On December 7, PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz had filed an application in the Lahore High Court, challenging the inclusion of her name on the exit control list (ECL). In the petition filed through Amjad Pervez advocate, she contended that she wanted to look after her ailing father who lies on her and want to visit abroad for six weeks. She prayed to court to return her passport.
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