LHC takes up Maryam's plea today.


LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court (LHC) will take up on Monday (today) MML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz's petition seeking removal of her name from the no-fly list and a one-time permission to go to London for six weeks to see her ailing father.

She filed the second petition after the government failed to decide her matter within seven days in accordance with the direction of the LHC.

There are reports that the committee, set up to prepare recommendations about Maryam's request to go to London, is not in favour of allowing the daughter of the former prime minister to leave the country. The government is expected to make its position clear today before the LHC bench.

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The Punjab government has ordered imposition of a complete ban on the Basant festival, a TV channel reported on Sunday.

It says the chief secretary has issued an order to this effect. A government meeting discussed the issue of celebrating Basant in February.

The chief secretary in the session...

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