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Maryam Seeks Court Permission To Travel Abroad

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday fixed for hearing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz’s petition seeking removal of her name from the Exit Control List (ECL) to travel abroad for six weeks.

Reportedly, the PML-N leader has made the federal government, the chairman of the NAB, and others respondents in the petition.

She through her lawyer Amjad Pervez filed the petition which states she wishes to travel abroad for six weeks.

A division bench, headed by Justice Ali Baqir Najafi, will hear the petition on December 9 (Monday).

The petition argues that Maryam Nawaz’s name was put on the ECL without affording her an opportunity of fair hearing. The government’s memorandum regarding the ban on her travelling abroad is unlawful and unconstitutional, it submits.

The ex-premier’s daughter stated in the plea that she has been appearing before courts for the past one and a half year.

After her mother’s death, she said she tends to her father who largely relies on her in case of ailment.

Maryam said her father’s health condition is beyond description, due to which she was under a lot of mental stress.

Maryam Nawaz recalled she along with her father had returned to the country leaving her ailing mother in London last year in July to face the prison term awarded to them in the Avenfield corruption reference.

The PML-N leader pleaded with the court to let her travel abroad for six weeks and direct the authorities to return her passport.