LHC adjourns hearing of Maryam’s plea for permission to travel abroad
January 21, 2020
LAHORE (92 News) – The Lahore High Court (LHC) has adjourned the hearing of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz’s plea seeking permission to travel abroad. The LHC on Tuesday resumed the hearing on the plea where Maryam Nawaz’s lawyer appeared to continue arguments. The judge asked the reason for which Maryam Nawaz is insisting to travel abroad. The lawyer replied that her father, Nawaz Sharif, was severely ill. The judge again asked as if her father is alone and nobody is there to take care of him. The counsel said Maryam Nawaz is his daughter and it is her right to look after her father. The lawyers sought more time for the preparation in the case. Later, the LHC accepted the plea of the lawyers and adjourned the hearing till the first week of February. Earlier, the LHC sought a reply from the federal government for placing the name of PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz on the exit control list (ECL) on January 21. A two-member bench headed by Justice Tariq Abbasi heard case. Maryam Nawaz’s counsel contended that the father of Maryam Nawaz is critically ill and she wants to go abroad to look after him. He appealed to court to remove her name from the ECL. Earlier on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry placed the names of PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz, MNAs Rana Sanaullah and Javed Latif on the exit control list (ECL). Rana Sanaullah has been placed on the ECL for his involvement in the assets beyond means and drugs recovery cases. Moreover, the name of former senator Waqar Ahmed Khan has also been placed on the ECL. On January 14, the federal cabinet’s sub-committee had approved to place the name of PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz on the exit control list in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. The cabinet has granted the approval on the recommendation of the sub-committee. On December 16, the Lahore High Court (LHC) had ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to submit the reply on the return of the passport of Maryam Nawaz on December 24. The court also allowed Yousaf Abbas to submit the reply on the bail plea of Yousaf Abbas. A two-member bench headed by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi heard the bail plea.