Zardari, Talpur's names removed from ECL

News Desk , Bol News

12:21:24, Wednesday, July 18, 2018

According to sources, the Interior Ministry has removed the names of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur from the Exit Control List (ECL).

"Zardari and Talpur's names were removed from the ECL on the directives of the interior secretary," the sources said.

"The interior secretary had prepared a summary a few days earlier directing that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and his sister's names be removed from the list," they added.

The move comes after the Supreme Court on July 12 denied reports that it had issued directives to bar the PPP co-chairman and his sister from leaving the country for their alleged involvement in a corruption case.

While hearing a suo motu notice into the Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) probe of a Rs35 billion money-laundering scam, a two-member bench led by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar clarified that the brother-sister duo had not been not placed on the ECL. 

Earlier sources had said, the names of the brother-sister duo had been placed on the no-fly list on the orders of the Supreme Court.

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