Chaudhry Nisar to clear thousands of names from ECL


ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said on Monday that no person’s name would be included in Exit Control List (ECL) indefinitely.


Chaudhry Nisar said that in the past, people’s names had been included in ECL to punish or please certain people.

He said that clearing or adding someone’s name to ECL should be an easy process adding that there is no point in keeping and ECL and black list at the same time.

Chaudhry Nisar directed that that Interior Ministry should give its recommendation regarding the formation of a single list within a month.

Justifying the criteria for adding a person’s name to ECL, he said that nobody would be included in the list without valid cause and if probable cause against the person is not produced within a month then the person may be released.

Chaudhry Nisar said that National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) should devise an effective system for statistics of ECL.

He said that NADRA should also devise a system for online registration of foreign NGOs as well.