SHC orders removal of Khaqan Abbasi’s name from ECL

KARACHI (PEN) – The Sindh High Court has ordered the removal of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL).

During Monday’s proceedings, the former premier’s counsel, Barrister Khawaja Naveed, argued in court that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had placed his client on the ECL to prevent him from traveling abroad.

He further contended that Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, as a former prime minister, has had to travel abroad on various occasions, adding that he had consistently complied with court summons over the past several years.

The lawyer requested the court to remove Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s name from the ECL.

Subsequently, the court ordered the FIA to remove the former PM’s name from the ECL.