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Maryam says will not make request to govt to travel for son’s nikkah in UK

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PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz has said that she “will not make any request” to the government to seek permission to travel abroad on the occasion of her son’s nikkah ceremony that is going to held on 22nd August. 

On Wednesday, Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former Prime Minister took on twitter to announce the nikkah ceremony of her son. She wrote, “My son Junaid’s nikah with Ayesha Saif-ur-Rahman Khan will take place in London on 22nd August Insha’Allah. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the ceremony owing to blatant victimisation, bogus cases and my name on ECL.” 

According to the wedding invite shared on Twitter by Maryam, the nikkah of Junaid Safdar with Ayesha Saif Khan, daughter of Mr and Mrs Saifur Rahman Khan, will be held on August 22. 

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In a second tweet, she recalled that she was in jail when her mother Kalsoom Nawaz passed away due to cancer. “I was in jail when my beloved mother passed away and now I won’t be able to share my son’s happiness, but, I will NOT make any request to this government for travel abroad. I leave the matter to Almighty Allah.” 

One of the reasons that she would not be able attend her son’s big day’s ceremony is her name on ECL. Maryam’s name was placed on the ECL after her conviction in the Avenfield properties reference filed against her and her father, PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, by the National Accountability Bureau.  

Then in April 2021, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid had said it was out of the question that the government would allow Maryam to go abroad. “Maryam Nawaz has not applied for removal of her name from the ECL. I had asked [Prime Minister] Imran Khan about it, but he said it was not possible. We should believe in Maryam, who is saying that she is not going abroad.” he said at the time. 

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