Maryam Nawaz’s passport not required, NAB tells court

LHC adjourns Maryam’s plea for passport for two weeks

By: News Desk
Published: 12:27 PM, 27 Sep, 2022
Maryam Nawaz’s passport not required, NAB tells court
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The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday adjourned for two weeks the miscellaneous petition of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz for obtaining her passport after her lawyer did not appear before the court, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

A three-member bench, headed by LHC Chief Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti, held hearing on the petition. Justice Ali Baqir Najafi and Justice Tariq Saleem Shaikh were part of the bench.

Additional Attorney General Malik Muhammad Javed Awan appeared before the court on behalf of the federal government, whereas, prosecutor Syed Faisal Bukhari appeared on behalf of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

During the hearing on the plea, the NAB submitted its reply on not keeping the passport of Maryam Nawaz.

“Maryam Nawaz’s passport is not required. The implementation of fundamental rights was the main stance of Maryam Nawaz in her petition. The Supreme Court has declared that no one can be deprived of constitutional rights with the registration of a criminal case,” was the NAB’s reply.

The court, however, adjourned hearing on the petition for two weeks without any proceedings due to the absence of Maryam Nawaz’s lawyer.

Reporter: Malik Ashraf