IHC orders issuance of passport to Zain Qureshi

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April 05, 2024


The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday issued instructions to the Immigration and Passport director-general to issue a new passport to MNA Zain Qureshi.

The court also issued a notice to the Ministry of Interior (MoI) to remove Qureshi’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL) and the no-fly list and sought a reply by April 29.

The Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court, Justice Aamir Farooq heard the petition of MNA Zain Qureshi, son of incarcerated PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi, to renew his passport and remove his name from the ECL and the no-fly list.

Advocate Syed Ali Bukhari appeared in court on behalf of the petitioner. The CJ inquired about the problem. To which Ali Bukhari Advocate said that the court is requested to issue instructions to the stakeholders of the case to remove Zain Qureshi’s name from the no-fly list and the ECL as his client had to go abroad but his passport had expired.

So, the instructions should be given to the DG Immigration and Passport to renew Zain Qureshi’s passport. The court then issued a notice to the parties, directing them to issue a new passport to the MNA.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 6th, 2024.

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