SHC ordered to remove the name of Dr. Asim from ECL

ISLAMABAD – The supreme court on Tuesday ordered the expulsion of former PPP minister Dr. Asim’s name from Exit Control List.

The order was passed as the former petroleum minister had moved a petition seeking permission to travel abroad on medical grounds.

A three member bench of the top court headed by Justice Dost Muhammad Khan ordered the interior ministry to struck off Asim’s name from ECL while scraping the verdict issued by Sindh High Court.

The court ordered Asim to travel back to the country after receiving treatment and gave a one month time period to him in this regard.

Asim who was represented by his counsel Latif Khosa was also ordered to submit surety bonds worth Rs6 million.

In his one-page petition on August 16, Asim had contended that had fixed a doctor’s appointment for Aug 24 and sought the top court to fix early hearing of his case.

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