LHC bench hearing Maryam’s plea dissolved

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A bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) hearing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif’s petition, seeking permission to travel abroad, has been dissolved.
According to details, LHC has dissolved the bench hearing Maryam Nawaz’s pleas seeking return of passport back and removal of from the Exit Control List (ECL).
The new bench constituted by the LHC will be presided over by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi. Justice Tariq Saleem Shaikh will be the other member of the bench. The two will hear Maryam’s petition on February 10.
Previously, a two-member bench headed by Justice Tariq Abbasi had been hearing the petition. In her petition, Maryam Nawaz said that her father’s health was critical and she was under unexplainable stress because of her inability to be with him at a time when he needs extra care. She said her father is dependent on her.
She also mentioned the death of her mother, Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif, who passed away in London last year, while she accompanied her father who returned to Pakistan to serve a sentence, awarded by an accountability court in a NAB reference. It is pertinent to remember that Maryam Nawaz approached the Lahore High Court seeking her passport back and name removal from ECL.
On September 30, Maryam Nawaz filed her bail plea in the LHC, however, she filed miscellaneous bail plea on humanitarian grounds on October 24, when former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s health deteriorated.
However, the court granted bail to Maryam Nawaz on humanitarian grounds and directed her to submit two bail bonds worth Rs. 20 billion. The high court also directed Maryam Nawaz to surrender her passport on NAB’s reservation over her bail plea.

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