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Nawaz Sharif's name to stay on no-fly list

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Pakistan has rejected former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's request to remove his name from the no-fly list, also known as the Exit Control List (ECL) on Saturday.

Nawaz, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar had all requested for their names to be removed from the ECL in October last year - a request which was rejected by Pakistan's Ministry of Interior on February 9.

The trio had claimed that Rule 2 of Exit From Pakistan Rules 2010 did not apply to them, as they were not involved in corruption, misuse of authority et al, reports Geo news.

The three had been convicted by an accountability court in Islamabad in July last year, which sentenced Nawaz to 11 years, Maryam to eight years and Safdar to a year in prison each. Both Nawaz and Maryam were released from jail on September 19 last year after the Islamabad High Court suspended their sentences in the Avenfield properties case.

However, Nawaz was convicted again in December by an accountability court in Islamabad and sentenced to seven years in jail in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption case, following which he has been lodged in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail ever since.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 23:37 IST