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Shahbaz Sharif’s name placed on ECL

ISLAMABAD:  The federal cabinet has approved the placement of the name of Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif on the Exit Control List (ECL).

The cabinet met here on Thursday with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair.

The approval was given on a summary moved by Interior Ministry on the request of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

In a letter to the Interior Ministry, the NAB had stated under ‘allegations’ regarding Sharif: “The accused has accumulated assets beyond his known sources of income through corruption & corrupt practices.”

On Thursday, the summary in this regard was approved by the cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, according to Chaudhry.

On Tuesday that Sharif’s name had already been placed on a travel blacklist for allegedly possessing assets beyond his declared sources of income.

On February 14, the Lahore High Court had granted bail to the PML-N president in three cases filed against him by NAB. Sharif, who is also the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, had filed a petition for bail in the Ashiyana housing scheme, Saaf Pani Company and Ramzan Sugar Mills cases.