Friday Dec 28, 2018
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Nafeesa Shah on Friday criticised the federal government for placing names of top party leaders on the Exit Control List (ECL) and said Prime Minister Imran Khan should also be barred from flying abroad as he faces a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) inquiry.
Taking to Twitter, Nafeesa questioned how Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah's name could be placed on ECL. "How can a chief minister's name be [on] ECL? What if he has to visit a country on his official work? By this standard Prime Minister Imran Khan should be on ECL too as he is under inquiry in NAB," she said.
"This is not a government, it is a mob that is demolishing the system," she added.
Earlier while speaking to the media, Nafeesa said, "ECL should not be used as a means for political blackmailing. We will not allow two laws to run in one country."
Further, PPP stalwart Sherry Rehman also criticised the government's move and said, "Tehreek-e-Inteqaam (movement of revenge) has shown its real face by place Bilawal's name on ECL."
"We are not sacred of this mutual understanding between PTI and the joint investigation team (JIT)," Rehman further said.
Earlier today, the federal government released a list of 172 suspects whose names have been placed on the ECL in view of a report submitted by a joint investigation team (JIT) in the Supreme Court in the long-running money laundering case.
Top PPP leaders, including party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur, are among those placed on the no-fly list. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and former chief minister Qaim Ali Shah are also included in the list.