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Shehbaz Sharif name placed on(ECL) after the federal cabinet approved it through a circulation summary.

The name of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and opposition leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif has been put on Exit Control List (ECL) after the federal cabinet approved it through a circulation summary.

According to details, Shehbaz Sharif cannot travel abroad after his name has been placed on the ECL.

Earlier the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore in a letter to NAB Headquarters on Aril 28, 2021 had recommended placing the name of PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif on the Exit Control List (ECL), including co-accused in money laundering case.

A special meeting of cabinet sub-committee was held on Wednesday, all members of committee unanimously recommended putting Shehbaz Sharif s name on the ECL. The final decision was to be made by the federal cabinet.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, along with Prime Minister s Advisor on Interior and Accountability Shahzad Akbar, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid had said that Shehbaz Sharif was not on the blacklist adding that no accused could be treated in a special way.

The interior minister had said that there are three lists to prevent someone from travelling abroad, one is the black list, into which someone s name is included by the Passport Office.

He had said that the second is PNIL, into which someone s name is added by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the third is the Exit Control List (ECL) into which the federal cabinet has the authority to put someone s name.

He had said that Shehbaz Sharif can request to appear before the committee within 15 days. The committee is bound to decide on Shehbaz Sharif s request within 90 days.

The minister had said that a summary in this regard has also been forwarded to cabinet.

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