Pakistan’s Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said that the name of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and opposition leader in National Assembly (NA) Shahbaz Sharif has been included in Exit Control List (ECL).
Addressing to a press conference here on Monday, sheikh Rashid said that a notification to this effect has been issued and the relevant departments have been informed about it accordingly.
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had recommended to put Shahbaz Sharif’s name on the ECL as it was investigating a corruption case of seven billion rupees against him, he pointed.
Sheikh Rasheed said that the cases against Shahbaz Sharif will get affected if he leaves the country. Five members of Sharif family are already absconders and residing in London.
It would have been difficult to bring Shahbaz Sharif back home like his elder brother if he was also allowed to travel abroad, he told.
He said there was also a possibility that he could temper the evidence or use the influence on the approvers in the case if he was permitted to leave the country.
Sheikh Rasheed said Shahbaz Sharif was the guarantor to bring Nawaz Sharif back home and that instead of bringing his brother back, he himself was trying to flee the country. The PML-N president has not submitted any of his medical reports yet, he added.
The interior minister further said that four accused in cases against Shehbaz Sharif have turned into approvers. The opposition leader can file petition within 15 days in this regard, he went on to say.—SABAH