NAB requests Interior Ministry to put Sharif family on ECL

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday has requested once again Ministry of Interior to place Sharif family members on Exit Control List (ECL), NewsOne reported.

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According to a letter NAB states that: “The anti-graft authority has requested the ministry to put before the cabinet, the matter of placing names of Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif, sons Hussain and Hassan Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retired) Muhammad Safdar on ECL citing apprehension that they may leave the country as the references against them are “at the final stages of the trial”.

On Feb, 14 NAB has written letter to interior ministry seeking placement of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain(R) Safdar in Exit Control List.

It is pertinent to mention here that NAB has filed corruption references under the directives of the apex court against the Sharif family, pertain to the Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metal Establishment, offshore companies including Flagship Investment Ltd, and Avenfield properties of London.

Nawaz and sons Hussain and Hasan are accused in all three references whereas his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Safdar are accused in the Avenfield reference only.

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