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Pakistani activist's name removed from ECL

IANS  |  Islamabad 

A has removed the name of human rights activist from the (ECL), the media reported on Thursday.

Justice of the High Court (IHC) had on January 10 reserved the verdict on a petition filed by challenging the government's decision to put her name on the ECL, reported.

The court, however, allowed the to take appropriate action, including confiscation of her passport, in the light of recommendations made by the (ISI).

In November 2018, the IHC was informed that the ISI had recommended putting Ismail's name on the for her alleged anti-state activities abroad.

In her petition, had sought return of her passport and which the (FIA) had confiscated upon her landing in on October 12. She was later detained briefly at the FIA's office in

Ismail is the of a non-governmental organisation, She has won national and international acclaim for her work to empower women.

She requested the court to order removal of her name from the and direct the FIA to return her passport.



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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 11:38 IST