Monday, December 23, 2019
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LHC tells Maryam to wait for govt's decision in ECL case

Justice Baqar says the court cannot issue any order till government's decision; case adjourned till Dec 26

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday told PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz to wait for the federal government's decision on whether or not her name can be removed from the Exit Control List (ECL).

A two-member bench of the LHC comprising Justice Ali Baqar Najafi and Justice Anwarul Haq Pannu heard the case.

It is the second petition that the PML-N leader has filed against the government's decision of placing her name on the no-fly list. 

The court, in her previous petition on December 9, had directed the authorities to take a decision in this regard within a week.

When the court took up the matter today, Maryam's lawyer Amjad Pervez informed the court that 14 days had passed since the court-issued directives but there was no progress.

Appearing on behalf of the government, Additional Attorney General Chaudhry Ishtiaq A. Khan informed the bench that the review committee has forwarded it's recommendation to the federal cabinet, which will decide on the issue in its meeting scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday).

Maryam's counsel pleaded the court to grant a one-time permission to his client to travel till the matter is decided by the cabinet.

To this, Justice Baqar remarked that the court cannot issue any order till government's decision and adjourned the hearing till December 26.