FM responds to rumours about Exit Control List
Islamabad: Concerned Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani has said that the news regarding putting the names of some businessmen on the Exit Control List (ECL) is false.
Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani expressed that work has begun to curb smuggling both inside and outside the country. Overseas Pakistanis are our assets, and the government stands with them regarding the issues of land grabbing by overseas Pakistanis.
He stated that discussions have taken place with all ambassadors regarding delays in student visas, and they have assured that they will resolve this issue promptly. We have good relations with all countries in our region. Speaking about CPEC, he mentioned that CPEC is a successful project, and progress can also be seen in its second phase.
The caretaker government is committed to its constitutional mandate and is not transgressing it in any way. Addressing the issue of dollar smuggling, the Foreign Minister emphasized that there will be no compromise with those involved in dollar smuggling. However, the news about putting the names of some businessmen in the ECL is false.
Efforts are being made to improve the investment environment. He expressed sorrow over the incidents of terrorism and hopes that the Afghan government will take effective measures against such terrorists.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also protested against the incidents of terrorism, and strong protests have been made in Pakistan. It is the responsibility of the Afghan government to prevent actions originating from its territory. Our Ambassador is in Afghanistan, and they are in contact.