LHC to hear Maryam’s passport recovery plea on Monday

The Nation  |  Oct 01, 2022

The Lahore High Court has fixed the hearing of the petition filed by PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz seeking return of her passport on Monday.

The LHC registrar office on Saturday released the cause list including hearing of Maryam’s petition. 

A three-judge bench of the Lahore High Court headed by Chief Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti and comprising Justice Ali Baqir Najfi and Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh will hear the case on October 3 (Monday). 

Advocate Muhammad Amjad Pervaiz will appear before the court on behalf of the petitioner. 

Maryam filed her petition for passport recovery in the high court on Sept 7, 2022.

On the court order, the NAB had submitted its reply in the case. 

In her miscellaneous petition, Maryam stated that the bureau had confiscated her passport in the Ch Sugar Mills case. She stated that after a passage of four years, no reference even had been filed adding that confiscating passport of a citizen is violation of basic constitutional rights. 

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She said she had no intention of fleeing the country as she had returned to Pakistan leaving her mother at deathbed abroad. She said the NAB law does not stop anyone from travelling abroad. 

She further stated that she had deposited Rs700 million as security and she got bail in the case on merit. 

She requested the court to order the deputy registrar judicial to return her passport.  

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