ISLAMABAD: The government that was elected recently modified the rules that govern the Exit Control List (ECL) and deleted the names of more than thousands of people from the list. Islamabad (Pakistan) 24 April (ANI): As per reports, a number of prominent figures in Pakistan politics including the PM Shehbaz Sharif Asif Ali Zardari as well as the Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, have been removed from the Exit Control List (ECL)’.
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah announced Friday. Faryal Talpur Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Saad Rafique, Khawaja Asif, and others were also taken off the list. In his first press conference in the Interior Ministry, the minister stated that the prime minister Shehbaz Sharif has formed an inquiry committee to revise the guidelines for the inclusion of a person’s name into the ECL.
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Sources have said that names listed on ECL in accordance with the directives of security and justice institutions and courts are not being removed from the list. However, those who were placed on the list for 4 months will be removed as reported by Ary News. Sanaullah declared: “Therefore, with a rapid pace, the federal secretary Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Asad Mehmood Naveed Qamar as well as Azam Nazeer Tarrar have presented their ideas to the cabinet and it approved the proposal.
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What is the Exit Control List? The Exit Control List (ECL) Committee that was formed at the first cabinet meeting, which was chaired by the Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has recommended that the rules be changed. ” Further the interior minister added that the person’s name should be removed from the ECL if it has been on the list of exiles for longer than 120 days, the name of the person will automatically be taken off the ECL.
There shouldn’t be any interference from outside.
In keeping with the rules, individuals will be placed in an ECL only when required. Furthermore, in case of requests to remove individuals from the ECL the time frame is also set as reported by Ary news, citing the updated ECL rules.
The total number of 4,863 is on the list. through this process, about 3000 names of people’s names were taken off the list. According to local news reports the names of over 100 politicians were taken off the list. “ The interior minister stated that.
The names were added to the ECL in accordance with the recommendations by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) as well as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The government has to provide the evidence in front of the ECL committee. If they are satisfied the length of time will be extended.
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Exit Control List (ECL) is an ordinance that provides for the supervision of the expulsion of certain people from Pakistan who have been implicated in any financial crime involving public funds, massive corruption, or the misuse of authority. (ANI) “Sanaullah stated that these people will not be exempted. The interior minister stated that 30,000 persons were put on the black list as well as the Provisional National Identification List (PNIL).