LHC to hear Maryam Nawaz’s plea seeking to strike down her name from ECL

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday will take up a fresh plea of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz, to remove her name from the Exit Control List (ECL).

A two-member bench headed by Justice Baqir Najafi will hear the plea.

On Saturday, Maryam through her lawyers Amjad Pervez and Azam Tarar had moved the fresh petition, complaining that this court had earlier directed the government to decide on removal of her name from the Exit Control List within seven days but it had not yet made any decision in this regard, due to which she is unable to travel abroad.

Former premier Nawaz Sharif’s daughter once again pleaded with the high court to order the removal of her name from the no-fly list.

Earlier, on Dec 9,  the LHC had referred Maryam Nawaz’s plea seeking the removal of her name from the ECL to the government’s review committee. A two-member bench headed by Justice Ali Baqir Najfi heard the case.

Amjad Pervez in his arguments had said the name of her client was placed on the ECL without affording her an opportunity of a fair hearing. The council had said the ruling PTI, being a rival of the PML-N, will not allow Maryam to fly to London as some federal ministers are too openly saying that they will not allow her to go out of the country.

After hearing preliminary arguments, the bench referred the matter to the government’s review committee and asked it to decide it within seven days.

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