The Prime Minister Imran Khan led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government has decided, not to allow Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Vice President, Maryam Nawaz to travel abroad.
Senior lawyer of PTI, Dr. Babar Awan while talking exclusively to local news channel, made it clear that Maryam will face a big no, as subcommittee of the federal cabinet that deals with ECL cases rejected her plea. “The rules concerning placement of the name of persons on Exit Control List [ECL] do not allow the government to entertain her application to remove her name from the no-fly list,” said Babar Awan.
“In fact the subcommittee is part of the cabinet and a formal announcement to bar Maryam from travelling abroad will be made by the federal cabinet in its meeting [on Tuesday],” Mr Awan said.
On the other hand, Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda while talking to another news channel said that, the entire cabinet has opposed the ECL removal of Maryam, Nawaz and also said if she will be allowed to travel abroad by any court, , PTI will challenge the decision.
“The last time I briefed the cabinet on the issue of removing Maryam’s name from the ECL, everyone was opposed to it,” he said. “The prime minister endorsed our opinion as well,” he said. “Even if the court supposedly allows Maryam to go abroad, we [government] will challenge that decision.”
The federal minister said that granting an NRO meant all cases were dismissed against a culprit and he was allowed to take part in politics. “No one has been acquitted yet,” he said. “Everyone is facing their cases. This government’s policy is not to give political opponents NRO.”
Maryam had filed a petition at the Lahore High Court (LHC) for the removal of her name from the ECL.
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