LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday withdrew her application from Lahore High Court (LHC) seeking the release of her passport and permission to go abroad, and the two-member bench dismissed her petition as withdrawn.
On Tuesday, the LHC chief justice constituted the bench four times as the judges recused themselves from the bench.
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First of all, a bench comprising Justice Shehbaz Ali Rizvi and Justice Anwarul Haq Punnu took the petition and referred it to the chief justice to place the same before the relevant bench which had allowed bail to Maryam in the case.
Later a bench comprising Justice Ali Baqar Najafi and Justice Farooq Haider issued notices in Ms Nawaz’s petition on Monday. However, Justice Haider recused himself from the matter when the petition came for hearing on Tuesday.
However, Chief Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti constituted a bench comprising Justice Najafi and Justice Asjad Javed Ghural to hear the petition. Justice Ghural also recused himself from the matter when the bench assembled to take up the petition.
The bench sent the case file back to the chief justice for its fixing before any other appropriate bench.
Finally, a division bench comprising Justice Najafi and Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem heard the petition today. But the counsel of Maryam sought permission to withdraw the petition which was granted.
President Supreme Court Bar Association Ahsan Bhoon appeared on behalf of Maryam. Also pleaded that she wanted to go to Saudi Arabia on April 27 to perform Umrah. But not do the same due to the surrender of her passport.