Nawaz Sharif,Maryam Nawaz-Capt (r) Safdar name to be put on ECL


Previously, interior ministry had responded to NAB's request to list Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Capt (r) Safdar in Exit Control List (ECL) stating that inclusions are done only on courts' orders.

Javed Iqbal had approved the filing of supplementary references against the Sharif family.

The court is expected to give the ruling on pleas filed by Nawaz, Maryam and Safdar seeking exemption from the appearance from February 19 to March 5.

The accountability court hearing corruption references against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family rejected on Thursday their request to be exempted from appearance.

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CJ Nisar and Khawaja Harris discussed the corruption references against Nawaz Sharif at courtroom.

According to reports, eight new witnesses in each reference, as well as fresh evidence gathered against the Sharif family has been made part of the supplementary references.

Sharif, who was removed from office after the Panama Papers case verdict last July, has been indicted in the three references related to London apartment and offshore companies.

The former prime minister and his family members, including Hasan and Hussain Nawaz have been nominated in three references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) regarding Al-Azizia Steel Mills, Flagship Investment and Avenfield.

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Wednesday wrote to interior ministry to include names of former Premier Nawaz Sharif in the Exit Control List (ECL).

"We will go for legal option if names are placed in the ECL", the information minister said.

PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif had been attending all court hearings and the court would have directed for such an action if there would have been an issue, he added.

The NAB filed three interim corruption references against the Sharif family in September a year ago in light of the Supreme Court's July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers case. NAB filed a supplementary reference in the Avenfield case on January 22.

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