KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Friday granted one-time permission to Pakistan Peoples Party leader Faryal Talpur to visit aboard for one month.

A two-judge bench headed by Justice K. K. Agha directed the petitioner to furnish a surety of Rs2.5 million in order to travel to the UK from Nov 29 to Dec 28 and told the ministry of interior to remove her name from the Exit Control List (ECL) for one month.

It observed that other persons and so-called big fishes involved in the cases filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) were also allowed one-off permission to travel abroad while the National Accountability Bureau had also extended no objection for one-time permission to the petitioner.

The bench also said the petitioner was an elected parliamentarian with deep roots in Pakistan and she had no reason to abscond. It said the matter about permanent removal of the petitioner’s name from the ECL would be heard on Jan 19 and directed the NAB lawyer and assistant attorney general to come prepared for arguments.

Published in Dawn, November 27th, 2021

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