Govt to wait for SC’s written decision for Bilawal, Murad’s names removal from ECL

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Pakistan wants peace in region, prefers dialogue: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet Thursday deferred its decision to remove the names of the Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah from the Exit Control List (ECL) till written decision of the Supreme Court.
Addressing a press conference along with Minister for Planning Khusro Bakhtiar after federal cabinet meeting, which was chaired by prime minister Imran Khan, the information minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that the cabinet decided not to remove the names of the PPP leaders from ECL till written decision of the Supreme Court.
He said that there were serious charges against Syed Murad Ali Shah, Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur. He said that the cabinet rejected the interior ministry’s recommendations of the interior ministry’s committee for removal of 20 names from the ECL. He said that the cabinet decided to wait till written decision of the Supreme court. He said that a review appeal would filed against the Supreme Court orders later on. He said that a committee comprising Farogh Naseem Shahzad Akbar and interior secretary has been formed, which would present recommendation regarding removal of names of 172 people from ECL .
A three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on January 7 ordered removal of Bilawal and Shah’s names, along with some others’, from the ECL and forwarded the case to the National Accountability Bureau.

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