Govt rejects Maryam's request to go abroad.


ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has opposed any move to allow Pakistan Muslim LeagueNawaz (PML-N) VicePresident Maryam Nawaz to travel abroad, an aide to Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Tuesday. The decision comes after the federal cabinet in a meeting, headed by the premier, approved the decision of its sub-committee of not removing the name of the PML-N leader from the nofly list. It was announced by Special Assistant to the Prime Minster (SAPM) on information and broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan in a media briefing in Islamabad.

The cabinet sub-committee was directed by the Lahore High Court (LHC) to review Maryam's plea seeking the return of her passport and one-time permission to fly to London for six weeks to see her ailing father, ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif. The LHC will once again take up the petition of the PML-N leader on December 26. Speaking to reporters in the federal capital on Monday, PTI leader Dr Babar Awan had said Maryam's application for removal of her name from the Exit Control List...

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