Pakistan

Maryam Nawaz approaches LHC for removal of name from ECL

Maryam Nawaz approaches LHC for removal of name from ECL

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.

A two-member bench of the LHC, headed by Justice Ali Baqir Najfi, on Monday will hear the petition.

The court had granted bail on November 4 to Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who has been held in custody while facing trial on corruption charges. However, her name has been placed on no-fly list by the Ministry of Interior to bar her from going abroad. 

It may be mentioned here that Maryam Nawaz wants to go London to look after her ailing father. 

Nawaz Sharif, who is also on trial for corruption, was granted bail on health grounds last month. He is now receiving treatment in London.

Maryam Nawaz was arrested by anti-corruption agents in Lahore on Aug. 8 when she was visiting her father in jail.