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.