NAB urges Interior Ministry to place Nawaz, Maryam and Safdar’s names on ECL

February 14, 2018

ISLAMABAD: In an important development on Wednesday, NAB write to the Interior Ministry to place the names of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Safdar on the Exit-Control List. 

According to details, NAB wrote a letter to the Interior Ministry in which it recommended that the names of Maryam Nawaz, Nawaz Sharif and Captain (r) Safdar to be placed on the ECL as it voiced fears that the suspects could travel outside the country.

This comes in the wake of Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz’s appeal to the court to grant them immunity from appearing at hearings since Kulsoom Nawaz was ill and was about to undergo important tests in London.

A spokesman from NAB confirmed that the bureau had written the letter to the Interior Ministry regarding placing the names of the suspects on ECL.

It will be a quagmire for Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, who is considered a close confidant of Nawaz Sharif, to include the names of the three members of the Sharif family in the ECL.

NAB Chairman had earlier during the day given the go-ahead to file two supplementary references against Nawaz Sharif, Hasan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz.