Islamabad (June 12, 2018): The interim federal cabinet’s sub-committee will decide the issue of placing the names of the Sharif family on Exit Control List today, in its meeting.
According to sources, interior minister will preside over the three-member committee meeting.
The committee will prepare its recommendation for placing the names of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and captain retired Safdar’s names on ECL.Interior ministry has already sent the issue to cabinet committee.
The meeting is the result of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) second-time request to interior minister to put the names of Sharif family on ECL as its first request was turned down by interior ministry during PML-N government.
Sources said that interior ministry is most likely to place the Sharif family names on ECL.
Earlier on Tuesday, after appearing in AC, Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said that there are talks regarding placing my name on the Exit Control List (ECL).
Lamenting that he may be barred from leaving the country, Nawaz said, “Those who broke the backbone of terrorists are being placed on ECL while those who brought terrorism to the country are being removed from the list.”“Those who disrespected the Constitution are being welcomed,” the former premier asserted.
NAB on Monday requested the Ministry of Interior to place Nawaz, daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar’s names on the ECL.
This was NAB’s second letter on the matter. It also requested the interior ministry to place Hasan and Hussain Nawaz on the ECL.
The NAB in a letter on Feb 14 had put forward the same request.
The anti-graft body in its latest letter maintained that: “The matter is agitated again in view of the fact that reference against the subject accused persons are at the final stage of the trial. There is apprehension that they may leave the country to avoid legal outcomes of the judgment which are expected to be announced shortly.”