LHC orders authorities to hand Maryam her passport back

LAHORE: Authorities have been ordered by the Lahore High Court to hand the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice-President Maryam Nawaz her passport back. She had surrendered it to the authorities three years ago to secure a post-bail arrest in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.

Maryam was accused of money-laundering in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. A three-judge bench, led by LHC Chief Justice (CJ) Muhammad Ameer Bhatti, ordered the authorities to return the passport to Maryam.

The development comes after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) told the court last week that it did not want Maryam’s passport to be withheld any longer. Speculations are rife that Maryam could soon fly to London to meet her father PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif who flew three years ago on medical grounds and remains in self-exile till this day.

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