The court issued notices to federal government to submit replies and adjourned the hearing until January 21.
LAHORE: (Urdu Point/Pakistan Point News-Jan 15th, 2020) The Lahore High Court issued notices to the federal government on a petition moved by PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz against her name on Exit Control List (ECLP) here on Wednesday.
A LHC division bench headed by Justice Tariq Abbasi head the petition and gave seven-day time to the federal government to submit replies.
During the proceedings, the bench asked the law officer about decision of the government regarding removal of Maryam’s name from ECL. On it, the law officer said the review committee submitted its recommendations to the cabinet which would decide the matter.
The bench observed that whatever the decision the review committee was going to give they should inform Maryam Nawaz.
Several ministers in the ruling PTI have suggested their leadership that Maryam Nawaz’s name should not be removed from the ECL. On it, PM Khan agreed to their suggestions and today sub-committee of the federal cabinet is likely today.
Maryam Nawaz was granted bail by the Lahore High Court against two surety bonds worth Rs 10 million and submission f her passport in Chaudhary Sugar Mills case. NAB team arrested her on August 8 when she was visiting Kot Lakhpat jail to see her ailing father former three-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Maryam Nawaz was unable to provide the required details of foreign investment in sugar mills while she was also failed to satisfy the bureau regarding source of income for purchasing the shares. NAB had also claimed that three foreigners had transferred 11000 shares worth millions of rupees on Maryam Nawaz’s name.
Judge Mohammad Bashir had declared anti-corruption watchdog’s appeal as unmaintainable and ruled that no action can be taken in this regard until the decision of Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Maryam’s petition against the Avenfield properties verdict.
On July 6, 2018, accountability judge Mohammad Bashir had convicted former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz in Avenfield properties reference and sentenced them 10 years and 07 years imprisonment, respectively.
In the verdict, judge Bashir had declared that “The trust deeds produced by the accused Maryam Nawaz were also found bogus… In view of the role of this accused Maryam Nawaz, she is convicted and sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for seven years with fine of two million Pounds.”