Maryam Nawaz approaches LHC for passport return
September 7, 2022 02:03 PM
PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz has resorted to the Lahore High Court for the return of her confiscated passport, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
A miscellaneous petition was submitted to the LHC on behalf of Maryam on Wednesday.
It was pleaded in the petition that the National Accountability Bureau confiscated her passport in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.
The petitioner regretted that four years had gone by but not even a single reference had been filed against her. As per the constitution, confiscating passport of a person is violation of his/her constitutional rights, the plea stated adding that no one could be deprived of his/her constitutional rights for an indefinite period of time.
The petitioner said she was not going to flee the country rather she had come back leaving her ailing mother (abroad) on her deathbed.
The petitioner further pointed out that the NAB law has not imposed any kind of restriction on an accused from travelling abroad. She said she had also deposited Rs70 million in security. She claimed that she was granted bail in Ch Sugar Mills case on merit.
She beseeched the court to order the deputy registrar judicial to return her passport.
Meanwhile, a division bench of the Lahore High Court which hears the NAB cases will hear the petition of the PML-N vice president seeking recovery of her passport.
Sources said a two-judge LHC bench headed by Justice Syed Shahbaz Ali Rizvi and comprising Sajjad Asjad Javed Gharal will her Maryam’s petition.
Reporter Malik Ashraf