ISLAMABAD : Interior Ministry on Tuesday placed ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz’s name on Exit Control List (ECL).
Following the Avenfield Reference verdict announced by the accountability court, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had requested Interior Ministry to include Nawaz and Maryam’s name on ECL.
It is pertinent here to mention that NAB had asked interior ministry on February 11 and then again on June 11 to put names of Sharif family on ECL. NAB’s both requests were turned down and Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz left the country and they are still in London.
According to NAB sources, Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar may flee from the country. Sources further said that the NAB will arrest Capt (retd) Safdar as soon as his arrest warrants are received.
On July 6, accountability court jailed former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Muhammad Safdar for 10, 7 and 1 year respectively.
Announcing verdict judge, Muhammad Bashir ruled that the Avenfield apartments of the Sharif family shall be seized by the federal government.
The judge while awarding 10 years imprisonment to Nawaz Sharif also imposed an eight million pound (Rs1.2billion) fine, while a fine of two million pound (Rs322 million) has been imposed on his daughter Maryam Nawaz .
The court also issued permanent arrest warrants of ex-PM’s sons Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz.