IHC removes Mazari’s name from ECL

In Local
April 05, 2024



ISLAMABAD:

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered the removal of former human rights minister Dr Shireen Mazari’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL) based on statements by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor and the assistant attorney general.

The decision came during a hearing of a petition filed by Mazari, who personally appeared before the court. NAB prosecutor Rafay Maqsood informed the court that Mazari was not implicated in the £190 million case, and NAB had previously recommended removing her name from the ECL in March.

Additionally, the assistant attorney general said they had notified the Prime Minister’s Office on March 27 to remove Mazari’s name from the ECL, leaving the decision to the federal cabinet.

Justice Imtiaz noted the heavy workload of the federal cabinet and expressed the court’s willingness to assist. Consequently, the bench instructed authorities to permit Mazari to travel abroad.

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