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Cabinet's sub-committee accepts NAB's request to place Shahbaz Sharif's name on ECL: Rashid
May 12, 2021

Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed says cabinet's sub-committee on Exit Control List has accepted NAB's request to place Shahbaz Sharif's name on the ECL.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad today (Wednesday), along with Prime Minister's Advisor on Interior and Accountability Shahzad Akbar, he said the sub-committee unanimously recommended placing Shahbaz Sharif's name on the no-fly list. He said these recommendations are being sent to the cabinet to take final decision in this regard.

The Minister said Shahbaz Sharif can file a review petition with the Interior Ministry within 15 days against placement of his name on the ECL, which will decide the matter in 90 days.

Answering a question on release of banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan's workers, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said 1677 TLP workers detained under 16-MPO have been released, while 280 FIRs were registered, which have to go through the legal procedure.

Speaking on the occasion, Shahzad Akbar said Shahbaz Sharif has been facing multiple cases and their proceedings will come to halt if he is allowed to go abroad. He said Hudabiya Paper Mills case was closed on technical grounds, but factually it was not come to its logical conclusion. He said any case can be reopened if new evidences appear.

The Advisor said PML-N has become adept in misleading the people by coining a narrative that Shahbaz Sharif has been acquitted in that case.