Ministry rejects NAB appeal to put Nawaz, others name on ECL

February 20, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Interior Ministry on Tuesday rejected to put names of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children on Exit Control List (ECL). Responding to National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) letter, the ministry has asked to provide valid evidence against the Sharif family to include their names in the list.

Commenting on the matter 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) president Nawaz Sharif has been attending all court hearings. Had there been an issue, the court would have directed for such action, he added.

Earlier on February 14, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) asked the Interior Ministry to place the names of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Safdar on the Exit-Control List. INP