Maryam Nawaz files plea in LHC for removal of name from ECL

Federal Cabinet decides not to remove Maryam Nawaz from ECL

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president, Maryam Nawaz, again moved the Lahore High Court (LHC) to remove her name from the Exit Control List (ECL) after her petition was declared inadmissible.
Maryam Nawaz filed a plea in the LHC expressing that the government has not yet decided to exclude her name from the ECL. She further said: “The court ordered the government to decide this matter within a week which has completed now”, adding that the court should give order to remove her name from the ECL.
On Dec 18, the sub-committee of Cabinet its session reserved decision regarding removing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz’s name from Exit Control List (ECL).
According to sources, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) opposed removing Maryam Nawaz’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL).
Earlier, LHC had declared Maryam Nawaz’s petition seeking removal of her name from Exit Control List (ECL) as inadmissible and directed her to approach the interior ministry.
Afterwards, Federal Cabinet, under the supervision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, had opposed to send her abroad.
Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda urged the government not to exclude Maryam’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL). Several ministers, including PM Imran, agreed with his opinion.
In November, Maryam Nawaz had been granted bail by LHC in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case against two surety bonds worth 10 million and submission of her passport.
On August 8, NAB team had detained Maryam Nawaz outside the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore for skipping appearance in Chaudhry Sugar Mills due to meeting with her father Nawaz Sharif.


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