Dr Tahirul Qadri to be placed on ECL: Sources

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Dr Tahirul Qadri to be placed on ECL: Sources

ISLAMABAD - Federal government has decided to go tough against Tahir ul Qadri over his provocative gestures and likely campaign against the Punjab government in the coming days.

PAT Chief is likely to be placed under the Exit Control List owing to the terrorism cases pending against him in the anti terrorism courts.

A high-level meeting led by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has taken a decision to place the name of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on the exit control list (ECL), sources revealed to Geo News on Thursday.

During the meeting, cases pending against Dr Qadri were discussed. The meeting was attended by Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif and adviser to the prime minister on finance Miftah Ismail.

Qadri is nominated in several cases of terrorism related to the violence during the 2014 dharna (sit-in) in Islamabad.

The cases are ongoing in an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad where Qadri has been declared a proclaimed offender due to his continuous absence.