Sharifs on ECL: Interior Ministry official response to NAB letter surfaces
ISLAMABAD – Interior ministry has responded to National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) request to list former premier Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (r) Safdar in Exit Control List (ECL) stating that inclusions are done only on courts’ orders.
A press release issued by the ministry stated that NAB’s request could not be entertained until a court orders for it.
While giving a statement over the issue in programme ‘Dunya Kamran Khan kay Sath’, interior minister Ahsan Iqbal who is visiting Norway, said that a decision would be taken after his return and it would be in accordance with the law.
While conversing with Kamran Khan, state minister for interior Talal Chaudhry said that no one can be barred from leaving the country without a reason, according to the Constitution of Pakistan. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has been attending all court hearings. Had there been an issue, the court would have directed for such action, he added.
Chaudhry further said that the issue would be reviewed to see if it aims to target a person or is permitted by the law.