SHC grants protective bail to expat woman in banking fraud case
March 22, 2023 04:05 AM
The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday changed the plea of Urooj Zahra Zaidi to remove her name from Exit Control List (ECL) in a banking fraud case into a protective bail, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The court granted protective bail to Urooj Zahra Zaidi for 12 days, and it also suspended the red warrant issued by the interior secretary.
The court ordered the interior secretary to remove the woman’s name from ECL for two weeks. “The woman should be given a new passport to return to Pakistan. She should not be arrested upon arrival at the airport,” it directed.
“A woman wants to come back, and you stop her from doing that. Her fleeing from the country should be the problem,” Justice Shamsuddin Abbasi said to the public prosecutor.
“My client has been in Dubai since 2010. She had been implicated in a banking fraud case which has ended. Dubai Embassy has refused to issue the passport and visa. The officials in Islamabad do not file any reply in an issue of Karachi,” Rubina Durrani Advocate told the judge.