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Interior ministry removes Zulfi Bukhari’s name from ECL

ISLAMABAD: Following the orders of the Islamabad High Court (IHC), the Interior Ministry on Friday, removed prime minister’s aide, Syed Zulfi Bukhari’s name from Exit Control List (ECL), ARY News reported. A two-judge bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, on December 12, had announced to remove Zulfi Bukhari’s name from ECL. In a plea, filed through his lawyer, Mr. Bukhari had argued that his fundamental rights were being affected due to travel ban. Zufli Bukhari was appointed the…

NADRA blocks CNIC of former president Pervez Musharraf

ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has blocked the computerized national identity card (CNIC) of former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf , upon the request of ministry of interior. During his last hearing at the court, he was ordered to inform about the date of his return to country. The CNIC blockage orders were issued due to failure in informing the court of the date of his return to Pakistan. The Interior Ministry granted a week to Musharraf cautioning him that his CNIC and…

Traffic death: Father of deceased approaches IHC for travel ban on US diplomat

ISLAMABAD: A petition seeking to place the name of a US diplomat on the Exit Control List (ECL) for allegedly killing a motorcyclist and injuring his pillion passenger was filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday.  Twenty-two year old Ateeq Baig was killed after being hit by the vehicle of a US diplomat near Daman-e-Koh Chowk in the federal capital on April 7. The father of the deceased petitioned the high court, requesting it to impose travel ban on the US defense and air attaché Col Joseph Emanuel Hall.…

Top court gives Dr Asim green light to travel abroad for medical treatment

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday granted permission to PPP Karachi president Dr Asim Hussain to travel abroad on the medical grounds. The top court was hearing a petition filed by Dr Asim through his counsel Latif Khosa when it ruled in favour of the petitioner after directing authorities concerned to remove Dr Asim’s name from the ‘Exit Control List’ (ECL). A two-member bench, comprising of Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Qazi Faez Isa, heard the petition. During the court proceedings today, the…

SC seeks interior ministry’s reply over Dr Asim’s name on ECL

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Thursday sought a reply from the Interior Ministry with regard to placing Dr Asim Hussain’s name on the Exit Control List (ECL), ARY News reported on Thursday. The three-member bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, was hearing Dr Asim’s plea seeking removal of his name from the ECL to travel abroad for medical treatment. During the court proceeding, Justice Ejaz Afzal observed that nine medical boards had been formed to Dr. Asim's illness and each diagnosed a…

FIA springs into action against blasphemous content on social media

ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has issued an advertisement urging masses to provide information of the elements posting blasphemous content on social media websites, ARY News reported. In the advertisement, the investigation agency has urged the masses to provide information of the culprits posting blasphemous content on social media. The information should be provided to FIA's Cyber Crime Cell, the investigation agency stated. It should be noted that Islamabad High Court had remarked that blasphemy…

No restriction on Ayyan Ali to travel abroad, says CJ

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar has said that there is no restriction on supermodel Ayyan Ali from traveling abroad. The Chief Justice made the remark while hearing the contempt of court plea filed by Ayyan Ali against Secretary Interior over not removing her name from the Exit Control List (ECL), ARY News reported. The apex judge, hearing the case, said that the court had earlier issued its verdict on the petition. "All petitions have become void after the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan,"…

Ayyan files contempt petition against Secretary Interior

ISLAMABAD: Supermodel Ayyan Ali on Tuesday morning filed a contempt of court petition against secretary of interior in the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC), ARY News reported. Ayyan Ali, in the petition, has stated that her name was not removed from the Exit Control List (ECL) despite the orders from the apex court. She also mentioned that the ministry is committing contempt of court. The model pleaded to the apex court to remove her name from the ECL and take action against Secretary Interior and other officials on…