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Sharif, Maryam put on exit control list

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

The today placed the names of Sharif and his daughter Maryam on the exit control list (ECL) to prevent them from flying abroad after their return to the country on Friday.

The move came days after the accountability court in convicted Sharif and Maraym in the Avenfield properties corruption case and sentenced them to 10 and seven years jail respectively. Persons put on the ECL are prohibited from leaving

The father-daughter duo are currently in to look after Sharif's wife, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, who is suffering from throat cancer and has been on ventilator since June 14 after a cardiac arrest.

The interior ministry on the request of the country's anti-graft body (NAB) has placed the names of Sharif and on ECL, an of interior ministry confirmed.

He said after the conviction of Sharif and Maryam in a corruption case the ministry entertained the NAB's request and placed their names on ECL.

The NAB has already declared that Sharif and Maryam will be arrested upon their arrival at any airport of the country.

Meanwhile, the NAB has decided to request the caretaker government to provide a helicopter to it so that it can shift Sharif and Maryam to after their arrival at the airport on Friday.

A NAB said taking both the convicts to from the airport by road may require elaborate security arrangements.

Since the road option may be difficult for the authorities concerned with regard to provide security cover, a helicopter should be provided to NAB to avoid problems in the arrest and shifting them (Nawaz and Maryam) to in after producing them before the accountability court," the said.

said a large number of party workers will gather in from all provinces of the country to give historic welcome to Sharif and Maryam. Our workers cannot be stopped by any hurdle, she said.

Meanwhile, Sharif said he is not afraid of going to jail. I am coming back to liberate from the shackles of fear created by a few judges and army generals, he said in

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 15:30 IST