LHC seeks reply from federal govt for placing Maryam Nawaz’s name on ECL
January 15, 2020
LAHORE (92 News) – The Lahore High Court (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.