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Maryam Nawaz’s name places in ECL as Cabinet rejects her plea

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

13th Jan, 2020. 08:29 pm
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Maryam Nawaz

The name of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz has been added to the Exit Control List (ECL).

According to the details, the NAB recommended the inclusion of Maryam Nawaz’s name in the Ramadan Sugar Mills case in the ECL, after which the federal cabinet sub-committee approved the recommendation.

The NAB has recommended that Maryam Nawaz’s name be placed in the ECL in the Ramadan Sugar Mills case. The Federal Interior Ministry has received a summary in this regard.

The letter states that Maryam Nawaz Chaudhry is an accused in the Sugar Mills case with her father Nawaz Sharif and investigations of money laundering are underway.

The letter further added that her name should be included in the ECL in view of possibility of her to fly abroad.

Earlier, the bench hearing the case dissolved due to vacations of the honorable judge Justice Ali Baqir Najfi.

On December 24, 2019, the federal cabinet had decided not to remove the name of Maryam Nawaz from ECL.

LHC to hear Maryam Nawaz ECL case on January 15

The federal cabinet session held under the chair of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The cabinet had decided not to remove Maryam Nawaz’s name from no-fly-list.

While, the recommendation approved forwarded by sub-committee.

Maryam Nawaz’s plea

The leader in her petition said the LHC had ordered the federal cabinet to decide on removing her name from the ECL.

But, afterwards, it decided not to remove her name from the no-fly-list.

She pleaded that her father Nawaz Sharif’s health deteriorated and he was under medical treatment out of the country.

“Being his daughter his care’s my responsibility,” Maryam Nawaz said.

She pleaded to the court to issue an order for removal of her name from the EC.

She also requested to return her passport.

Earlier, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) challenged the LHC’s decision for granting bail to Maryam Nawaz.

As per the details, LHC granted bail to Maryam Nawaz in Chaudhary Sugar Mills Case, on 4th Novermber 2019.

NAB in its plea, maintained that the decision of Lahore High Court given against Supreme Court’s verdict.

Maryam Nawaz became the largest shareholder with 47% share of Chaudhary Sugar Mill in 2008.

Following her bail from the LHC, many questions have been raised.

However, NAB requested Supreme Court to reject the bail granting decision to Maryam Nawaz.

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