Shahbaz’s name is on ECL, cannot travel abroad


Advisor to Prime Minister for Interior and Accountability Shahzad Akbar on Wednesday clarified that Opposition Leader of the National Assembly is on Exit Control List (ECL) and he cannot travel abroad.

Exclusively talking to Dunya News, the premier’s aide said that issue regarding Shehbaz Sharif’s name on blacklist has become irrelevant and now the PML-N President has to request federal cabinet to remove his name from the ECL if he wants to travel abroad.

It merits mention that the PTI government has withdrawn its appeal from Supreme Court (SC) against Shehbaz Sharif’s abroad travel.

During the hearing, the attorney general told the apex court that Shehbaz Sharif has also withdrawn his plea from Lahore High Court (LHC) over which, Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan remarked it means that the matter is over now.—INP

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