Shehbaz Sharif’s wife, two daughters among 10 placed on ECL
PML-N President and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Sharif Shehbaz’s wife and two daughters were among those 10 persons whose names had been placed on the ECL (Exit Control List) by the government on Friday, tightening the noose around the Sharif family in the money laundering case, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Hence, Nusrat Shehbaz and the two daughters – Rabia Imran and Javeria Ali – just like the PML-N president himself, are now barred from leaving the country – a move approved by the federal cabinet through circulation, sources said.
The other persons placed on the list are Nisar Ahmad, Ali Ahmad Khan, Zahir Naqvi, Qasim Qayyum, Rashid Karamat, Fazal Dad Abbasi and Shoaib Qamar.
The government took the decision on a request made by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Lahore. It means these 10 persons cannot move abroad till the completion of the investigation into the money laundering case.
For many, this decision by the government to opt for an aggressive approach against the opposition, particularly the Sharif family, isn’t a surprise as PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif has recently come out all guns blazing, showing he is not ready for any compromise.
Moreover, the recently formed Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is all set to launch a series of rallies as part of a drive to kick the government out of the office.
Separately in Gujranwala, PML-N leader Capt Safdar managed to get interim bail till Oct 21 from a local court in a sedition case filed against him last week.