Govt dismisses Nawaz’s request for removal of name from ECL

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The Ministry of Interior on Saturday rejected former premier Nawaz Sharif , his daughter and son-in-law’s request seeking removal of his names from the Exit Control List (ECL).

In October last year, Nawaz, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retired) Safdar had separately written letters to the interior ministry seeking removal of their names from the ECL.

According to sources, the Ministry of Interior rejected the petitions of Nawaz, Maryam and Capt (retd) Safdar.

In the petition, the three had stated that Rule 2 of Exit From Pakistan Rules 2010 did not apply to them. The former premier, his daughter and son-in-law stated that they were not involved in corruption, misuse of authority, terrorism or any conspiracy and thus their names should be removed from ECL.

The decision to place the names of the former premier, his daughter and son-in-law was taken during the first federal cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on August 20, 2018.