Lahore High Court forwarded Maryam Nawaz’s plea seeking removal of her name from the Exit Control List (ECL) to the government’s review committee.

A two-member bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) headed by Justice Ali Baqir Najfi heard the plea. Maryam’s counsel, Amjad Pervez in his arguments said the name of her client was placed on the ECL, without listening to her point of view.

The bench remarked, “You should have approached the cabinet first before coming to the LHC.” Pervez alleged that a rival party of the PML-N is ruling the country, it will not allow Maryam to fly to London as the federal ministers are too openly saying that they will not allow her.

After hearing arguments from Maryam’s counsel send the matter to the government’s review committee and asked it to decide on the matter within seven days. The court in its short verdict also said that the applicant can move the LHC, after the decision of the review committee.