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LHC schedules Maryam Nawaz’s petition for hearing on March 11

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

26th Feb, 2020. 01:19 pm
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The Lahore High Court (LHC) has scheduled Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz’s petition to remove her name from the Exit Control List (ECL) for hearing on March 11.

Maryam Nawaz filed the miscellaneous petition through her lawyer, Amjad Pervez,

She requested the court to grant her permission to go abroad to see her ailing father Nawaz Sharif.

The medical reports of Nawaz Sharif were made a part of the plea.

On the other hand, a two-member bench headed by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi issued the detailed verdict of granting bail to Sharif Group of Industries managing director and Nawaz Sharif’s nephew Yousaf Abbas in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.

A reference of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Sibtain Khan given in the detailed verdict comprising 22 pages.

It has been stated in the decision that Yousaf Abbas did not withdraw any amount from the Chaudhry Sugar Mills account.

Yousaf Abbas deposited money in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills account on multiple occasions, the verdict said while admitting that corruption and corrupt practices have spread in our society.

Earlier on February 18, the Lahore High Court sought reply from NAB and adjourned the hearing of a plea submitted by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz.

The high court resumed the hearing on the plea where Maryam Nawaz’s lawyer appeared to continue arguments.

During the hearing, Maryam’s lawyer in his arguments told LHC judge that court had already granted bail to PML-N leader in Chaudhary Sugar Mills case and suspended her sentence in Avenfiled case.

“Maryam should be allowed to travel abroad,” said Maryam’s counsel and requested court to make former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s fresh medical reports as part of ECL case.

At which, the LHC has sought an answer from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on a request of Maryam Nawaz for making Nawaz Sharif’s fresh medical reports as part of the ECL plea case.

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