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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Maryam Nawaz departs for London to meet her father

Maryam Nawaz expressed her excitement to meet her father, PML-N supreme leader and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. 

PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz has departed for London just a day after the Lahore High Court (LHC) returned her passport which she had surrendered to obtain bail in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills Case.

According to the details, Maryam Nawaz is traveling to London via a private airline flight. She arrived at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport for her flight to London. She is expected to stay in London for a month and will also undergo a medical checkup.

Speaking to the media, Maryam Nawaz expressed her excitement to meet her father, PML-N supreme leader, and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

“I cannot wait for the plane to land [in London] and meet my father,” Maryam said.

As per sources, Maryam Nawaz is expected to bring back Nawaz Sharif who has not returned to Pakistan since 2019. However, with the PML-N in government in Pakistan, the stage is being set for his return. Nawaz Sharif has already started legal consultations for his travel to Pakistan and is expected to return before the end of this year.

Read more: Nawaz Sharif: The last hope for the establishment?

Return of Maryam Nawaz’s passport

The PML-N leader had approached the LHC against the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) saying despite the absence of any charge sheet against her or trial, she had not been able to exercise her fundamental rights for about four years. Maryam Nawaz’s passport was surrendered to obtain bail in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.

She had pleaded that she was in dire need to go abroad to attend to and inquire after her ailing father, requesting the court to direct the deputy registrar (judicial) to return her passport in the interest of justice.

Read more: Maryam Nawaz gets bail to attend to Nawaz, at the cost of her passport

During the hearing on Monday, NAB’s counsel said they don’t have an objection to returning the passport to Maryam Nawaz as they do not need more investigation from the PML-N stalwart. The court after hearing arguments from both sides, ordered to return Maryam Nawaz’s passport.