Islamabad: Imran Khan's government has denied Maryam Nawaz, vice president of Pakistan Muslim League (N), permission to travel abroad.
Maryam, daughter of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif, had sought the permission to fly to London to look after her ailing father who is currently undergoing medical treatment.
The subcommittee of the federal cabinet that deals with ECL cases rejected her plea.
"The rules concerning placement of the name of persons on Exit Control List [ECL] do not allow the government to entertain her application to remove her name from the no-fly list," said senior lawyer and aide to the prime minister Babar Awan while talking to Dawn on Sunday.
"In fact, the subcommittee is part of the cabinet and a formal announcement to bar Maryam from travelling abroad will be made by the federal cabinet in its meeting (on Tuesday)," Awan said.