Maryam Nawaz gets back possession of passport from LHC

Deputy Registrar of Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday returned passport of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz.

LHC had ordered to return Maryam Nawaz’s passport on Monday after a three-member bench headed by the Chief Justice of LHC wrapped up the petition filed by the PML-N leader for her passport return after NAB decided not to oppose Maryam’s plea.

The development comes days after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) set aside Maryam’s conviction in the Avenfield case.

It should be noted that Maryam Nawaz had surrendered her passport to the court in 2019 for getting bail in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.

Maryam Nawaz, while reacting to order of LHC, said that her passport was seized for three years even though there was never a case to begin with.

Criticizing previous PTI led government, the PML-N leader said that they kept her in illegal custody for ‘investigation’ because they were scared of her public rallies.