Caretaker Interior Minister Azam Khan on Friday clarified that the names of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur have been placed on the Exit Control List following the court’s orders.
“The Supreme Court had issued orders for the immediate placement on the ECL of all those implicated in the case, including Zardari and his sister,” maintained Khan.
The court order was issued in the wake of an ongoing Federal Investigation Agency investigation pursuing a fake bank accounts case. “All those named [in court’s order] have been placed on the ECL,” the interior minister added.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had ordered the interior ministry to immediately place the names of a number of individuals identified as accused by the FIA on the ECL so that they might not leave the country until the investigation was concluded or till further orders.