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Sharifs' pleas for removal of names from ECL rejected

IANS  |  Islamabad 

on Saturday rejected pleas of former Sharif, his daughter and seeking removal of their names from the Exit Control List (ECL).

In October last year, Sharif, his daughter and had separately written letters to the ministry stating that Rule 2 of Exit From Rules 2010 did not apply to them as they "were not involved in corruption, misuse of authority, terrorism or any conspiracy" and thus their names should be removed from ECL.

According to the News International, all the three were informed about the rejection of their applications. The report cited anti-corruption body's sources as saying that now all the three had no other option but to approach the court for the sake of removing their names from ECL.

The decision to place the names of the former Premier, his daughter and was taken during the first federal Cabinet meeting chaired by on August 20, 2018.

In July last year, an accountability court in had convicted the three in the Avenfield properties corruption case and sentenced them to 10 years, seven years and one year respectively in prison.

Sharif and were released from jail on September 19 after the High Court suspended their sentences in the case.

However, in December, an accountability court in sentenced Sharif to seven years in prison in corruption reference, while acquitting him in the Flagship Investment reference.

The anti-corruption watchdog, while sentencing Sharif, had ruled that - a Saudi Arabian firm carrying the name of his son - belonged to the former Prime Minister, who was unable to demonstrate how the project was funded.



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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 14:18 IST