After receiving a bail hearing in LHC in the Chaudhary Sugar Mills Limited (CSML) trial, Maryam turned over her documents to the LHC deputy registrar.
Amjad Pervez, Maryam’s attorney, pleaded that his client had turned in her passport and paid Rs70 million before even the court when the hearings got underway earlier this morning.
In response to Chief Justice Bhatti’s inquiry about the CSML issue, Advocate Amjad stated that there was simply the claim of Rs. 70 million frauds against the applicant.
The attorney advised the judge that despite seven years have passed, the NAB had yet to present any evidence to the judge and that no indictments had been filed as of yet.
The Pakistan Muslim league-N vice leader’s fundamental rights were being violated, he continued, if the matter went on without resolution. He demanded that Maryam’s passport be reverted to prevent this from happening again.
The court then sent notice to the NAB and the administration.
The PML-N vice president had previously applied to the judge last week for the restoration of her passport, which she had given up nearly four years before after submitting insurance contracts with the court of appeals in the amount of Rs10 million out of each surety and an additional deposit of Rs70 million with the registrar general.
In a new civil incidental document attached to her existing complaint filed, Maryam said that after a delay of almost four years, no citation has been made against by the applicant as of currently despite the fact that the inquiry was started on November 14, 2018.
According to the PML-N leader, the suspension of the passport for an unlimited period equates to be infringing upon her fundamental rights to treated in respect of the law, life, liberty, right of mobility, and equality before the law.”
It is crucial to note that the Pakistan Muslim League politician’s efforts to regain her documents have been the subject of a drawn-out court fight since all chambers appointed to the appeal up until this point had to be disbanded when many judges withdrew from the case for a variety of factors.
3 days after the appeal was handed to the presiding judge by a two-member bench because one of its colleagues had exempted himself from the question, a new full panel has now taken the issue up.
Maryam Nawaz’s attorney, Ahsan Bhoon, argued for the benefit of his client that the only issue raised by the request was the recovery of her passport.
He continued, “The administration will evaluate the circumstance surrounding the placement of her name in the ECL.” Additionally, he stated that her client wished to conduct Umrah and asked the court for guidelines on how to get her passport back again.
Maryam Nawaz stated in her argument that she was detained by the NAB in 2019 in connection with the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case and that the LHC later granted her request for bail in exchange for submitting her documents to the tribunal.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has received a legal notice from the court requesting it to offer its opinion on the situation.