Islamabad: Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid said on Thursday that the President of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the opposition leader of the National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif ) Has been included in the Exit Control List (ECL).
The minister said that a summary of this aspect has also been forwarded to the cabinet.
Talking about the attacks of Israeli forces on Palestinians, Sheikh Rashid urged the international community to mediate and resolve the issue. Pakistani people condemn the atrocities of Israel and pledged support to the oppressed Palestinians, he asserted.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, along with Prime Minister s Advisor on Interior and Accountability Shahzad Akbar, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid said that Shehbaz Sharif was not on the blacklist adding that no accused could be treated in a special way.
The interior minister said that there are three lists to prevent someone from travelling abroad, one is the black list, into which someone s name is included by the Passport Office.
He said that the second is PNIL, where the FIA has added someone’s name, and the third is the Export Control List (ECL) where the Federal Cabinet has the right to add someone’s name.
He said that Shehbaz Sharif can request to attend the committee within 15 days.