ECL matter: Federal cabinet to decide fate of Maryam Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Sunday has prepared recommendations over the removal of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawa’s name from the exit control list (ECL).
According to the reports, the suggestion will be presented in federal cabinet session on Tuesday. On the other hand, Lahore High Court (LHC) will hear the petition filed by PML-N to exclude Maryam’s name from the no-fly list on Monday.

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On Dec 9, LHC had declared Maryam Nawaz’s petition seeking the removal of her name from Exit Control List (ECL) as inadmissible and directed her to approach the interior ministry.
Afterward, Federal Cabinet, under the supervision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, had opposed to sending her abroad. Several ministers, including PM Imran, had agreed with their opinion.
In November, Maryam Nawaz had been granted bail by LHC in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case against two surety bonds worth 10 million and submission of her passport.
On August 8, the NAB team had detained Maryam Nawaz outside the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore for skipping appearance in Chaudhry Sugar Mills due to meeting with her father Nawaz Sharif.

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Maryam Nawaz was unable to provide the required details of foreign investment in sugar mills while she was also failed to satisfy the bureau regarding the source of income for purchasing the shares.
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