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Imran Khan's close aide put on no-fly list

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari, a of Pakistan's in-waiting Khan, was today put on no-fly list on a request filed by the National Accountability Bureau, a media report said.

The top anti-graft body is conducting a probe into off-shore companies of Bukhari, who was in charge of Khan's campaign in NA-53 (Islamabad-II). Khan had defeated former in NA-53.

Bukhari's name was added to the Exit Control List (ECL) after the cabinet committee's approval and the addition was made on the request of the NAB, Express reported.

Those persons on the list are prohibited from leaving

Earlier, his name was added to the blacklist of the

On July 7, Justice of the High Court (IHC) ordered removal of his name from the blacklist, enabling him to travel abroad without any constraint.

On July 15, the IHC permitted the to decide an application of NAB, which sought Bukhari's name on ECL, in connection with establishing offshore companies in the (BVI).

Justice ruled that the ministry shall be at liberty to take appropriate action in accordance with the law on NAB's application for placing Bukhari's name on the ECL.

The government has also put the name of former prime minister's on the exit control list.

All airports have been notified of their change in status.

Fawad is being investigated for corruption in the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case. He has served as former Nawaz Sharif's former principal and was arrested on July 5 by NAB.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 15:50 IST