ECL should not be used as political instrument: Ahsan Iqbal

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OSLO : Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday asked to not use Exit Control List (ECL) as political instrument.

Lashing out at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan and Awami Muslim League (AML) Chairman Sheikh Rashid, the minister said that the people of Pakistan have rejected their politics.

He said that the whole world expressed shock over the disqualification of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Panama Leaks case.

Highlighting the role and sacrifices made by Pakistan on the fight against terrorism, Ahsan Iqbal called upon Norway’s support at the upcoming meeting of the Financial Action Task Force in Paris.

He said that any move to place Pakistan in the “grey list” by the international community will be counter-productive and undermine the extensive work that Pakistan has carried out under National Action Plan to thwart terrorism.

Earlier, he interacted with a large number of Pakistani-Norwegians at an event organized by Pakistan Embassy in Oslo.

Talking to them, the Minister said Pakistan is ranked among the fastest emerging economies in Asia. He said the country has become one of the top five economies in the world which have shown the highest growth rate in the last five years.

The minister said major infrastructure projects related to CPEC are being completed in line with the policy of economic integration of the region.

Orignally published by INP

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