Names of Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz have put on ECL here on Tuesday. Previously Imran Khan Govt. decided to place their names on ECL in First meeting of Cabinet. As a result Ministry of interior acts upon this decision and put their name to control list for going abroad. It is much interesting that ministry of interior is under the direct control of Imran Khan. Moreover, Imran Khan has already shown consent to put Sharif’s Name on ECL during election campaign. PMLN considering this decision as political war fare and saying it’s a mollified decision.
Consequently, Federal cabinet had directed to bring back Nawaz’s sons, Hassan, Hussain and former finance minister Ishaq Dar. Furthermore, Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Capt. Safdar are currently serving as prison sentence in Adiala jail. Because, they were convicted in a corruption reference regarding their Avenfield properties in London. National Accountability Bureau (NAB) proposed to include their names in ECL.
Earlier, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) suspended verdict pertaining to the Sharif family’s appeals challenging their conviction in the Avenfield reference by the accountability court.
A division bench of the IHC comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb resumed hearing in the appeals and directed to fix the hearing after summer vacations.
On other hand, PMLN rejects this decision held in Lahore under chair ship of Shahbaz Sharif. PMLN considering this decision as a political victimization and demands a fair trial.