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Cabinet body decides to put Shahbaz Sharif’s name on no-fly list

ISLAMABAD: A sub-committee of the federal cabinet has decided to place Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shahbaz Sharif’s name on the exit control list (ECL), ARY NEWS reported on Wednesday.

Sharing the details in a presser, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed said that the sub-committee meeting has decided to put Shahbaz Sharif’s name on the no-fly list on the recommendation from National Accountability Bureau (NAB).


“A recommendation has been conveyed to the cabinet that will make a final decision in this regard,” the interior minister said.

He said that SAPM on accountability Shahzad Akbar informed him that Shahbaz’s name was not placed on the blacklist. “Shahbaz is a guarantor of Nawaz Sharif, who has fled the country,” Sheikh Rasheed said adding that they have not received any application from PML-N leader to allow him to travel abroad.

The interior minister said that Sharif could file a review into the decision within 15 days and appear before the committee to convey his argument on the matter.

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“We are not informed regarding any medical reasons cited by Shahbaz Sharif to travel abroad,” he said adding that if Shahbaz files a review on the decision, the interior ministry is bound to take a decision on it within 90 days.

It is pertinent to mention here that PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif was offloaded from a Qatar-bound flight at Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore on May 08, a day after the Lahore High Court granted one-time permission to him to travel abroad for medical treatment.

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